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.
1 small pepper ( i like green for this recipe)
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)
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