$5 Meal of the Week – Ultra

Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends! This week our Meal Under $5 comes from my dear friend and awesome cook, Lynda. Perfect for your Cinco de Mayo here are 2 authentic recipes:Fideo$1.73. This can be eaten on it’s own or as a side dish


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (7 ounce) package fideo pasta .33 cents
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
3 Garlic cloves, minced – $.20
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce – $.50
¼ cup of chopped onion – $.20
3 cups of Chicken stock – $.50


1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the fideo, and fry until lightly browned. Add onion and garlic. Fry it up till the onion is carmelized. Add tomato sauce, and 3 cups of the chicken stock. Add black pepper and stir to blend. Bring to a boil.
2. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, or until the fideo is tender, and the sauce has thickened.

Chicken Flautas$6.65 for 6 people.

2 pounds split chicken breast ($1.29 (x2)lb)
1 sm. onion, chopped – $.50
1 small diced tomato – $.25
1 or 2 pkgs. flour tortillas – $1
Sour cream – $1
Salsa – $1.50
Salt and pepper

  1. Boil chicken until cooked. Debone and place chicken in skillet. Simmer on low. Add a little chicken broth to simmer in. Add onions, salt, tomato, and pepper; let simmer until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Turn off and let set while making flautas.
  2. Flour tortillas must be soft so warm them on the stove of in the microwave. Fill each flour tortilla with chicken mixture.

3. Tuck the ends in and secure with a toothpick Deep fry until golden brown. Place on a paper towel to drain. Serve with sour cream and salsa.Each week we feature a meal under $5 which is comprised of buying ingredients from one store. 

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