Over the last few weeks I have mentioned sharing more ground beef recipes, along with other inexpensive budget friendly meals. When I was putting together a list of recipes to share, I realized that many of the recipes on the list contained five ingredients or less.
This actually surprised me because I did not realize so much of what I cooked contained five ingredients or less. Really it should not surprise me though because simple food is usually inexpensive food. The fewer the ingredients the less things you have to buy.
As I was thinking over the whole budget friendly recipes and five ingredients or less, I decided that simple 5 ingredient or less recipes, would make a great new series.
This series probably won’t be a weekly series, more like a few recipes a month, but if I find enough of my recipes that are 5 ingredients or less, I might start sharing them weekly. We will see how it goes. I hope it is a series that you will enjoy.
Now, my goal with this is also to keep them pretty simple, kid and family friendly, and gluten free. Gluten free won’t be the focus of them, so don’t worry if you are not gluten free. These won’t scream gluten free cooking, but they will all be able to be made gluten free easily, using gluten free pasta, reading labels, etc.
Now for the first recipe. We are starting things out today with an easy enchilada dip.
I decided to start with a fun chip and dip type recipe because it is football season. And football season is perfect for an easy 5 ingredient snack recipe.
The reality is that I am not a football fan, living in a family full of football fans. I like to focus on the food, not the football.
This actually works out well. I would much rather spend my time in the kitchen than watching football. And my football loving family loves to eat what I fix while they are watching football. It is a win for both of us.
Sometimes I cook a big pot of chili or nachos for Saturday football watching, but other times it is fun to serve more snacky type food. Today’s recipe is perfect for those days when we want more of the chips and dip snack type food.
And if you are not a football watching family, this is perfect for anytime you need an appetizer or chips and dip type recipe. It is easy, delicious, and contains only five ingredients.
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 can chili beans
- 1- 10 ounce can enchilada sauce
- 2 cups shredded colby jack or cheddar cheese
- chips for serving
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a skillet brown ground beef until done. Drain off any fat.
- Stir in chili beans, enchilada sauce, and half of the cheese.
- Spread into a casserole dish or oven proof pan.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately with chips.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 322Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 569mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 26g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.