Bean and Potato Fry
- leftover cold, drained, cooked pinto beans
- potatoes, peeled or unpeeled, cubed
- 1 onion, chopped
** For every cup of beans you have, use half that amount of diced potatoes.
In a large skillet, heat several tablespoons of oil. Add the potatoes and onions and cook about 15 minutes. Add DRAINED beans and mix well. Cook for about 5 minutes. Cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 10 minutes longer, or until potatoes are tender. Salt and pepper to taste and serve! You'll be surprised how good these are. :) I usually serve this with cornbread and another vegetable.
I can't do a precise breakdown of the cost of this meal, because we grow our own potatoes and onions, and some years we even grow our own beans. A bag of dried beans will cost about $1, so I'm guessing if you're having to buy your onions and potatoes, this meal will be under $3. Pretty
cheap frugal, eh? :)
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