I LOVE being creative in the kitchen. I do follow recipies but, over time, I like to add my own twist to them and experiment…and this is where my Beany Chilli has come from!
Adding beans to a chilli allows you to make the meal go further, and being on a budget this is just great! One meal can often make two…
For this meal I used one of the packs of Lean Minced Beef that came with my Hazeldine’s Original Butcher’s Weekly Wrap
Meal seven – Mummy’s Beany Chilli
Making the chilli is EASY!!!
As you’ll know by now, I’m no stranger to meal planning. I must admit, I quite like the challenge of getting everything prepared and getting organised. So when I was set the task by Hazeldines to come up with a weeks worth of meals using their Original Butcher’s Wrap Up, I was more than excited about the challenge ahead!
“The Butchers Wrap is our flagship product, a whole weeks worth of meat included at a bargain price.”
With a single wrap costing £20, a double costing £39 and a triple costing £57, you can buy the perfect sized Butcher’s Wrap to feed your family for the week. And your meat can be delivered STRAIGHT to your door too, as next Working Day Delivery is available all across the UK for just £7.95 per order (or you can select Local Pick up at checkout to collect your order from Hazeldine’s Hazel Grove store!)
Tonight was another test for the slow cooker. I had some turkey left from Christmas that I had frozen…and had decided to use a recipe I’d found for turkey pilaf using the slow cooker.
Basically the recipe called for about 300g cooked turkey, an onion, a red/yellow pepper, 200g rice, a carton of chopped tomatoes, 800 ml chicken stock and some seasoning (salt, pepper and herbs).
Well, all seems to be on track with my penny pinching meal planning week so far and days 3 and 4 have been a success too!
Day 3 (Tuesday) saw all the boys having pizza, garlic bread and ice-cream which they all enjoyed – and the hubby and I had the Piri Piri chicken from the freezer with a few frozen chips, some sugar snap peas and a couple of onion rings I found at the bottom of the freezer! I must admit the chicken wasn’t all that – I bought it reduced in Sainsbury’s and it was one of their ‘Ready to Cook’ meals in a foil tray. It smelt really vinegary when it was cooking, and ended up quite lemony…but it was a dinner and it filled our tummies!