Overnight, I soaked a big ass bag of pinto beans. This morning, I washed them out, threw them and some ham hocks in the instantpot, grabbed some chicken stock from the cellar, cut an onion in half and threw in some bay leaves, and then just ignored it for the rest of the day. And hot damned, I am hear to tell you it was delicious.
And that was my dinner. Nothing else. Complete price- maybe 4-5 bucks (beans were 1.50 for the bag, onion maybe 50 cents, the ham hocks marked down to three bucks, and the chicken stock I made last summer). And I will be eating it for a long while, because it is just a boatload of food.
Recipes like this are my favorite. I enjoy cooking more complex things and having fancy dinners, but I just love a recipe that is nutritionally sound, simple, and cheap. You could feed an army on this kind of recipe.
What’s your favorite few ingredient recipe that is also healthy, nutritious, and delicious?