I got this recipe from a friend I think and it quickly became a family favorite. Of course I changed it up as I do every recipe so this is based on a recipe that I got from someone else but I changed it up.
1-2 lbs. stew meat (normally you can get this for 99 cents a pound here, so very cheap)
3 pkgs. brown gravy mix (3 for $1)
1 onion, chopped (roughly 30 cents for one onion)
1 green bell pepper, chopped (about 50 cents)
Hot cooked rice
Brown meat, onion, and pepper in a little oil until brown all over and vegetables are tender; drain. Whisk together the brown gravy mix and 3 cups water in a large pot. Add the stew meat, onion, and pepper mixture. Simmer on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Cook until meat is tender. Serve over cooked rice.