Find it hard to eat well and healthily on a budget? You're not alone! We thought we'd give you guys a helping hand and share some recipes that are affordable on a budget and taste rather good too!
Introducing CAP's budget recipe binder – first up: Bev's chilli bean stew.
Bev, from our New Enquiries team, says: 'A cheap and cheerful stew, really tasty and packed with protein – a fail safe in our house!'
Preparation time: 15 mins, cooking time: 30 mins, serves 4.
Total cost = approx. £2.74*
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 carrots, diced
1 celery stick, chopped
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tin chickpeas
1 tin kidney beans
1 tsp chilli powder (or to taste)
1 pint of beef or vegetable stock
A squeeze of tomato puree
Salt and pepper to taste
Fry the onion, garlic, carrots and celery in a little oil for 10 minutes (or until soft), gradually stirring in the chilli powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
Add the other ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.
Serve with rice, pasta, or cous cous and enjoy!
*prices from Tesco correct at time of publishing