Lunch and Sandwiches
Very simple, very cheap, and well-balanced in protein with the grain/legumes. Probably tastes better with kidney beans, black beans, or combination, but I got the pintos because they come in the biggest bag. Soak a pound of whichever beans overnight, then change the water, add the onions and cook 'em for an hour. Towards the end, pour off excess water. Mix the chili powder and sugar with a little water and add slurry to beans. Load up the buns and gobble down. Good for 8-10 sandwiches. Maybe use molasses instead of brown sugar to make the stuff more cohesive? Could also try adding nuts/barley/etc for texture.