Oatmeal Budget Stew

During this cost of living crisis- we need quick carbohydrates! Oats are one of those essential ingredients in this oatmeal budget stew! We use other cheap ingredients like mushrooms for protein which is cheaper on average than meat. Onions are a cheap vegetable to use in a stew with good nutrients and garlic as well.

We used onion skin and celery stock for this to add much more depth to its flavour. But you can simply use anything for the stock- think of it as a base.

Oatmeal Budget Stew Recipe

Oatmeal Budget Stew

Oatmeal Budget Stew

Josh N.
Servings 6 persons


  • 2 liters stock
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 2 red onions
  • 200 grams sliced celery
  • 100 grams sliced carrots
  • 300 grams sliced mushrooms
  • 5-10 tbsp oats
  • 100 grams corriander
  • 3 tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 can chopped tomatos


  • Start a skillet; slice the red onions and whole garlic then brown them together.
  • Once browned- add the mushrooms and browned red onions and garlic into the pot – add the stock. Set heat on medium-high.
  • Brown the sliced carrots, celery and then add them to the stew.
  • Add the chopped tomato cans to the stew then add the spices, herbs and anything you want to add. Then add the oats.
  • Cook for around 30 minutes on medium-high or high-low. Stirring often.
  • Enjoy!



We hope that you enjoy this recipe if you did and want to cook other budget foods- we have a casserole you might like! Otherwise, if you want to check out shorter form recipes- check out our YouTube channel!

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