Instead of planning meals around expensive meat products, keep costs down with recipes based around ingredients you already have. Mix red beans and rice from the pantry for a filling, fiber-rich meal that's both versatile and flavorful. Use wild or brown rice blends or stick with classic white, then mix in a few cans of beans. Toss in leftover veggies, like tomatoes, onions or peppers; then season with herbs or classic Cajun spices. This dish goes great with sausage, or add some chopped bacon for an different -- but equally delicious -- kind of taste.