Wednesday, 10 October 2012

30p mexican chili

I love mexican food, and I promise you'll really enjoy this Mexican chili too, it's completely worth the effort it takes to prepare. Enjoy it with a couple of our 3p tortillas or maybe some of our perfect rice (see 44p thai green curry). If you like sour cream and cheese with yours, a great cheaper option is a sprinkly of parmesan (sainsburys do a grated hard cheese for around £3, thats 5p/tsp )and a spoonful natural yogurt (tesco value - 500g for 52p, thats 2p/ Tbsp)

You will also need a slow cooker for this recipe. i've had this one for 3 years and it still works perfectly:

At the moment the price is £15 online, but they are often £10 in stores, similarly priced alternatives are available from most supermarkets, wilko and argos. 

If you don't have one, this recipe is ALOT of baby-sitting the stove. If this is your option, remember books and laptops work fine in the kitchen too, 6 hours procrastinating is a bad plan. 

£1.52 serves 5 - 30p a serving 

1. In a large bowl or saucepan soak 100g of dry pinto beans in plenty of cold water. set aside to soak for 24 hours.

2. Place the following in a large frying pan.

100g mince
1 small pepper ( i like green for this recipe)
1 onion

Over low heat, and stiring occationall allow to simmer for 15 min. you want the mince to brown, it adds flavor. 

3. now add the following and stir for 5 more min

1 tsp Sugar (off sets the acidity of the canned tomatoes)
1 Garlic cubes
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp dried Oregano
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp chili flakes

4. drain the beans, and place the meat and drained beans into the slow cooker with

1 can Tomatoes
1 can water.

5. Cook low overnight, or high for 6 hours, in the last hour add: 

1 cans of kidney beans
1/2 can corn (drained)

It's all about STARVING STUDENT SURVIVAL! - Mags, x

Nutritional information (per serving)
calories 225
carbs         31
fat                  5
protein   13

Shopping list
Tesco Everyday Value Mince 1Kg                  £2.75 £0.28
Tesco Everyday Value Peppers                  £1.07 £0.11 
Tesco Everyday Value Onions [12-15]Pack £0.69 £0.05 
Tate and lyle Granulated Sugar 1Kg Packet £0.88 £0.01 
Dorot Crushed Garlic 80G                          £1.00 £0.05
Tesco Everyday Value Kidney Beans 400G £0.18 £0.18
Tesco Wholefood Pinto Beans 500g         £0.99 £0.20
Millstone Crushed Chillies 28G                  £0.69 £0.04
Millstone Ground Cinnamon 40G                 £0.69 £0.02
Tesco Dried Oregano 14G                          £0.75 £0.04
Tesco Ground Cumin 43G                          £0.57 £0.06
Tesco Everyday Value Sweetcorn 325G          £0.33 £0.17
Tesco Everyday Value  Tomatoes 400G           £0.31 £0.31

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