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$5 DINNERS | SIX Quick & Easy Cheap Meals | Julia Pacheco

$5 DINNERS | TASTY & EASY CHEAPER MEAL IDEAS | WHAT’S FOR DINNER? | LET’S GET COOKING! Today i’m sharing SIX $5 dinner ideas! This adds up to about $30 grocery budget for a variety of meals for two. I hope you find a little cooking inspiration!! Thank you for all the support ๐ŸŒผ

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0:00 Welcome! โ– Today’s Recipes
0:35 Taco Pizza
2:34 Marinara Sauce
5:08 Vegetable Taco Pasta
6:38 Seasoned Chicken & Rice
8:11 Sausage & Vegetables
10:02 Dorito Pies

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  1. Julia Pacheco says:

    Hereโ€™s more $5 dinners! ๐Ÿ’œ

  2. AK5786 says:

    I'm a household of one. Cooking for me is so unappealing, so much so that I've eaten out for like, the past 5 years straight. Your channel is not only budget friendly (and not just saying you are and then actually buying several expensive ingrdients), it makes cooking for 1 less of a chore, less hard for me to accept spending a lot at the store for just me (don't know why I have guilt?), and it's keeping me from going out and eating crap. Thank you so very much!

  3. Roozie F says:


  4. Becky Phillips says:

    Ok the paper towel trick blew my mind just a little!!! Iโ€™m gonna try it next time for sure!

  5. Sarina Lopez says:

    What store do you shop at that your meat is so low?

  6. Tyna Huze Edwards says:

    I love your budget meals! You prove that you can give your family inexpensive healthy meals. Great job. You can adjust the amounts for larger families for not much more money as well.

  7. Natalie Woodfin says:

    Taco pizzas= chalupas and tostadas

  8. Alexus Ontiveros says:

    Thatโ€™s a Chalupa, donโ€™t ruin it with fake beans .. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  9. Bri says:

    I'm a new subscriber. You popped up in my recommendation videos one day. I have tried a few of your casserole dishes in one of your other videos and they were so good. My family's and mine's favorite was the Chicken Enchilada Bake!! I've made it twice because I had plenty of leftover ingredients. And I just got everything in this video here to make this week and next week. Looks super yummy! Looking forward to it. โค๏ธ
    Thank you for sharing your videos.๐Ÿ™
    I love cooking but HATE spending so much time in the kitchen, so it's nice to be simple and easy for a change. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. Laura Richards says:

    Awesome Recipes Iโ€™m going to try thanks

  11. Erin Robbins says:

    I love that I find your channel! Perfect while I'm meal prepping!

    What pots/pans do you use? I love the gold handles!

  12. GingerSnaps ! says:

    Yum! More recipes to try!! I like these low cost and easy options, and I appreciate you keep them as healthy as possible! โค๏ธ

  13. Ay B says:

    Helpful Tip: Make your own taco seasoning. Tastes 10 times better than store-bought and no sugar or unrecognized ingredients.

  14. Just Me says:

    Polska kieล‚basa ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  15. Kingdom Mindset says:

    Thanks for these ideas. I'm vegan so I'll replace everything with the vegan version.

  16. renee lopez says:

    Your last recipe you can call your Doritos Locos Nachos

  17. nemtep says:

    No chance I can make those tacos for 5$ just the beef will be 5$

  18. Alison Henderson says:

    YUM!!!! Iโ€™m going to try these! Iโ€™m so happy for you!!! Youโ€™re rocking this!

  19. V G says:

    Does most of America eat like this? This is not real dinners.

  20. M Rice says:

    I just paid $12 for a package of ground beef. ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  21. lilredrenethompson76 says:

    ๐Ÿ’• your video I would love copies of these recipes please.

  22. P. Analiase Ramirez says:

    Take it from an Italian girlโ€ฆadd a little bit of sugar to that Marinara sauce to cut the acidity from all the tomatoes.

  23. Angela O'Neal says:

    To make this meal cost even less, try the Great Value version of the Doritos. They are only $1.78 for a 15 oz. bag versus $3.98 for a 14.5 oz. bag of Doritos. AND they actually taste pretty good in my opinion.

  24. Christina G says:

    We have taco meat about once a month. Itโ€™s a treat for my family because taco meat is very expensive. We have the first meal you made often but just make bean and cheese pizzas.

  25. Crystal Eve Grubb YouTube says:

    These look so good but cost more then $5 to make

  26. alishajo1 says:

    Try adding a taco sauce for a base, add in black beans as well. Add on lettuce and sour cream…yummy

  27. Elaine Braglin says:

    Even though the meals were $5 , I like the simplicity of them.

  28. lisa Timmons says:

    Do not add hot foods to a ninja blender! Good way to crack it, it even mentions it in the book it comes with.

  29. Lithostoic says:

    Tostadas are a childhood classic! If you've got a nice sunny window to grow herbs, fresh cilantro is a perfect addition. When I cook with bay leaves I always serve with the bay leaf still in. Whoever gets it in their bowl is supposed to receive good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. afletch says:

    I like the into music on this one!

  31. BS Killa says:

    I really like this. Can you make healthy options?

  32. Melissa McLaughlin says:

    Hello ๐Ÿคฉ I love your budget friendly meals.always full of flavor, delicious and not complicated to make.thank you so much.hv a wonderful day ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

  33. Laura Haro says:

    I love that I can always count on julia to give me dinner ideas. This week Iโ€™m trying the vegetable taco pasta & dorrito pies ! I love your recipes

  34. Suzanna Wright says:

    Thanks for the great budget friendly meal ideas! Love how you include veggies.

  35. Coley Quesadilla says:

    Those countertops say you can spend more than $5 on a meal. More protien and fresh veggies.

  36. Erin Rich says:

    Some great ideas. I definitely will make these recipes!

  37. Guylaine Vincent says:

    WoW, love the dorito pies what a great idea, I will try it for sure. Your the best.

  38. Jennifer Collins says:

    Ok…the paper towel on the spoon trick is seriously cool. Thank you for the kitchen wisdom!

  39. Stephanie Garrison says:

    Love you channel but you make so much stuff I canโ€™t keep up with your videos , and itโ€™s so hard to find the ones I do want to make because I thumbs up all of them LOL

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  41. Laura chambers says:

    Great recipes and your presentation is amazing. Keep up the great work sweet Julia!!! I so enjoy all your recipes โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ—โค๏ธ

  42. Hallie Becker says:

    Awesome ideas!!! Love it. Thank you!

  43. Marina Duran says:

    You lost me at Doritos Frito pies

  44. Marina Duran says:

    This channel is schooling us on how to be broke

  45. HuiYen XOxo says:

    are you okbabys neighbour ๐Ÿ™ˆyour kitchen looks just like there's ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿค” are ye in the same housing estate p

  46. tamera powell says:

    Dear Julia I love your "Tacotini" recipe! ๐ŸŒฎโค ๐Ÿ your ideas are so creative and a huge help to people on a budget! I hope you plan on writiting recipe books!

  47. Patti Murphy says:

    I was trying to smell your marinara sauce. That is a hoot, it looked so good ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  48. EA12309 says:

    Your cooking spray alone is like $10.00. Nice try

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