Weeknight Dinner Plan: Beef Meatballs, Stewed Lentils Over Cornbread, Stuffed Butternut Squash and More!

By The Chew | Feb 13th, 2017

On the Monday February 13th, 2017 episode of The Chew, "Weeknight Dinner Plan," the co-hosts shared five great meals that you can start making tonight. The best part is these meals can be made with just $50! Below are the recipes and the shopping list to get you started.


Beef Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy >>

Meat Sauce with Tagliatelle >>

Stewed Lentils over Cornbread >>

Stuffed Butternut Squash with Chicken Sausage and Kale >>

Butternut Squash Enchiladas >>



2 small yellow onions

1 red onion

1 head of garlic (8 cloves)

2 butternut squash

2 bunches lacinato kale

1 package button mushrooms (2 pounds)

2 pound bag carrots (1 pound, plus 1-2 carrots)

Celery root (3 roots, 8 cups)


2 pounds ground chuck

1-pound fresh chicken sausage


Half dozen large eggs (6 eggs)

Stick of unsalted butter (6 tbsp.)

Quart of Milk (10 tbsp.)

Bag of shredded cheddar cheese (1 cup)


Bottle of Olive Oil (1 ½ cups)

1 pound dried tagliatelle pasta

1-pound bag of lentils (1 cup)

1 loaf of bread (for 1 ¼ cups fresh breadcrumbs)

1-pound bag of all-purpose flour (1/3 cup)

32 oz box of beef stock (3 cups)

10-oz bottle Worcestershire sauce (1 tbsp.)

Kosher salt

Black pepper

.75- oz. container dried oregano (1 tsp.)

1 bunch parsley (¼ cup)

12-oz bottle red wine vinegar (¼ cup)

6-oz can of tomato paste (4 tbsp.)

1.5 oz. container red chili flakes (1 tsp.)

1 box store-bought cornbread mix

1 can green enchilada sauce (10 ounces)

1-package corn tortillas (6-8 tortillas)


1 bunch mint (¼ cup, to garnish)

6- oz. package feta (½ cup crumbled, to garnish)

8-oz. tub sour cream (¼ cup, to garnish)

1 bunch cilantro (2 tbsp., to garnish)

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