This recipe is probably the epitome of junk, but could easily be transformed into completely or almost completely made-from-scratch. It makes good use of food-storage-type ingredients. This is something I devised when we first lived off-grid with no refrigeration. Children love it and I think it’s pretty yummy myself.
1 box macaroni and cheese (the Kraft kind)
1 can chili beans
1 can tamales
Prepare the mac and cheese. Add the beans and heat over low heat. Cut the tamales into 1″ pieces, add the the macaroni mix, stir gently and heat through.
Great with a cold glass of milk.