This one comes in at just barely over $5, but it was so good I have to share. I found some awesome Chicken & Apple Sausages on sale at Aldi for $3.95. The name brand at Kroger is usually $6, so I snatched up several packages and froze them. This is what I did with them last night.
1 small onion, chopped .25
1 granny smith apple, chopped .50
2 stalks celery, chopped .20
1-2 T. olive oil .20
1 pkg. chicken apple sausage, cut into 1/4" or 1/3" slices 3.95
1/3 bag of frozen peas, thawed .33
3-5 T. brown sugar .25
1/4 cup summery beer .25
1 cup white rice .25
Saute the onion in olive oil over medium-high heat. Move the onions to the edge of the pan and add the sliced chicken apple sausages. Let them brown, then flip and brown the other side. Remove the sausages and onions from pan. Add in the apples & celery, with a small dash more oil if necessary. Saute the veggies until they soften a bit. Add in 1/4 c beer, and sprinkle with a few tablespoons of brown sugar. Let the liquid reduce and the veggies soften some more. Add in the thawed green peas and toss. Return the sausage to pan, add a splash more beer & a little more sugar (1-2T.). Stir to coat everything in flavor. Serve over rice or with homemade bread to soak up the liquid.
It made enough for the two of us to have big helpings last night, and smaller servings for lunch today, so I don't mind that it went over $5.