As part of our Morrisons mum challenge we were set the task to make a meal and compare the price per serving to what it normally costs when we do a shop.
One of the easy meals I always do is chilli con carne, its simple, quick and pretty cheap all round! Plus this recipe I’m about so share does 2 adults and 2 children for 2 meals, which means I get a night of cooking as I do it one night and freeze it for another.
- 2 Chilli’s (Optional to change to your heat requirement, this makes it spicy but not too hot for the children)
- 1 Onion
- 1 pack of mince
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
- 1 tin of kidney beans (drained)
- 1 Oxo cube
- Rice to serve
- Optional I sometimes add chilli flakes or powder plus a red pepper but not in this meal.
- Chop the onion and chilli into little chunks and fry in a little oil.
- Once the onion and chilli are starting to brown add the mince and fry off until it is cooked.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, kidney beans and oxo cube and mix together.
- At this point I sometimes add a little water and allow the chilli to simmer until we are ready to eat.
- Serve with rice.
One thing that I think is great about chilli con carne is how versatile it can be, you can have it with rice or in burritos or just on top of a jacket potatoes.
For the purpose of our Morrison’s experiment here is a break down of price per serving. Some of the ingredients I already had so I’ve looked online at Morrisons for their prices.
- 2 Chilli’s (15p)
- 1 Onion (6p)
- 1 pack of mince (£3.33)
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes (70p)
- 1 tin of kidney beans (drained) (23p)
- 1 Oxo cube (7p)
- Rice to serve (51p)
These prices would serve a family of four 2 meals for £5.05 or £2.52 per meal.
You can always bulk your meal out a bit more too if you wanted to with more kidney beans and tomatoes to help those pennies stretch further.