Three simple ingredients: 1/2 jar of Soyaki (basically soy sauce with garlic and some other stuff tossed in... $2.79 a jar), pineapple chunks minus the juice (20 oz. can for $1.29), and some meatballs (which you can easily in a variety of flavors where ever you go... turkey, pork, beef, veggie, it's up to you... about $3.50).
I tossed it all in the pan...
... and let it cook on medium-high heat for 20 minutes, stirring once in a great while.
That, my friends, is dinner.
And it is delicious. So what if I didn't make it all from scratch? I did make it, or rather, throw it all together and let it cook. But whatever, it tastes good, my belly is happy, and my rice is slowly dwindling away...
COST: $6.68 (including rice) PER SERVING (4): $1.67
Throw a little salad on the plate to go with it, and you are just at about $2.