Here is a whole thread with some ideas
Some of these recipes are also inexpensive
Easy recipes for beginner cooks
This usually makes enough for 2 or more dinner's
1-1/2 lb. hamburger meat
2 15oz. cans Ranch Style Beans
1 medium jar picante sauce
2 cups shredded cheese (we use colby and Jack or mozzarella)
2 boxes jiffy cornbread mix
2/3 cup milk
heat to 350
Brown hamburger meat and drain
Place hamburger in a deep 9x13 baking dish
stir in beans and 3/4 jar picante sauce (or to your taste)
Top with cheese
Prepare cornbread as directed on box
pour cornbread over hamburger/cheese
Bake until cornbread is golden brown (appx 20-30 minutes)
A few more ideas
I need a new Ground Beef recipe!
I usually can eat off of this recipe for a week
Spicy Vegetable and Beef Soup
3 quarts boiling water
soup meat (any amount) uncooked
2 packages (1 box) lipton onion soup mix
1 lb. can tomato sauce
1 lb. can tomatoes, petite diced
1 1/2 t. marjoram, dried
1 1/2 t. basil, dried
1 1/2 t. pepper
1 t. garlic powder
1 T. salt
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 t. parsley flakes
2 large bags frozen vegetables of your choice
(over the years I have added small diced pototes and/or okra to the recipe)
Simmer meat and onion soup mix in water for 25-30 minutes.
Add next 9 ingredients and cook on low simmer for 15 minutes.
Add vegetables and cook on low for 2-2 1/2 hours.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. (I like to add a slice of american cheese to mine instead of the parmesan).