Beetroot and Leak Budget Casserole

Well, there’s something common with this blog on the food side- we love our budget food! Especially our casseroles and especially when they’re cheap to cook! Today’s budget casserole is the beetroot and leak casserole! Beetroot will also add a nice red shine to the dish as well!

If you want to add a bit of extra goodness to this recipe, then why not add olive bread to it! It especially helps with the spiciness of the casserole if you do add the peppers! There’s a whole list of other sides that would go well with this recipe on our YouTube channel!

Beetroot and Leak Budget Casserole Recipe

Beetroot and Leak Budget Casserole

Beetroot and Leek Budget Casserole

Josh N.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients
  

  • 200 ml super enriched stock
  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 whole garlic
  • ½ celery
  • 1 leek
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp toasted flour
  • 4 dried finger chillies
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180 C fan on.
  • Add the stock, chickpeas, mushrooms, spices, herbs and chopped tomato to the casserole dish and mix.
  • Chop the leeks into even slices then brown on a medium-high skillet for a few minutes then once browned add to the casserole dish. Do the same with the celery.
  • Chop the beetroot into medium even chunks then add to the casserole dish. Then proceed to chop up the garlic into small dices then add.
  • Add the dried finger chillies then mix the casserole until everything is well mixed.
  • Place into the oven covered for an hour and a half then uncovered for around 20 minutes to half an hour.

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Budget Mixed Bean Stew

If you’re on a budget and need a good amount of protein and filling then this Budget Mixed Bean Stew is for you! Utilizing the cheap price of cans – can save you money even more so in the cost of living crisis.

For this stew, we used a leftover vegetable and cutting stock and we used the canned liquids as well. You can find that here. Using that type of stock for the stew saves even more money on a shoestring budget! We have a whole list of budget recipes on our YouTube channel too if you would like to check them out! Adding a bit of fat to this recipe can also help give it extra depth, such as olive oil or lard!

Budget Mixed Bean Stew Recipe

Budget Mixed Bean Stew

Josh N.
Course Soup
Cuisine British
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients
  

  • 200 ml super rich stock
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cans mushrooms
  • 1 can chopped tomato
  • 1 can mixed beans
  • carrots
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 1 handful coriander
  • 3 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric

Instructions
 

  • Brown the canned mushrooms on a skillet then add them into the stockpot.
  • Slice the onions evenly into dices then brown them adding them to the stockpot once browned. Do the same with the carrots. Dice the garlic.
  • Add all of the other ingredients into the stockpot and cook for around half an hour. Stirring often.
  • Serve with a pinch of corriander on top to serve.

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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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

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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!

Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole

With the cost of living crisis getting quite spicy- how about we create a casserole that is respective to the budget! Canned food is cheap and therefore we use it a lot here to protect our budget! Chickpeas are a good source of protein in this recipe and the casserole is vegetarian. If you’re here to save, then the Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole is for you!

If you don’t like spicy food, you can replace the finger chillies with another herb or spice. I would recommend corriander (or cilantro) if you want to replace the finger chillies. You can add double cream to the casserole to give it a milder touch or just make it more creamier and thicker!

Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole Recipe

Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole

Budget-Friendly Canned Casserole

Josh N.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 8 persons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 2 cans chopped tomato
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 onions
  • 3 potatoes
  • 5 dried finger chillies
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200 C fan on
  • Pour the mushrooms, chickpeas and tomatoes into the casserole dish with the spices. Keep the liquids in but if there's too much liquid then drain (into a strainer) the chickpeas and mushrooms before adding. Keep the liquid for a stock.
  • Slice the onions and cut the potatoes into cubes then brown the onions and potatoes then add them to the casserole.
  • Mix everything then put the casserole dish covered in the oven for an hour and a half.
  • Remove cover then keep in oven for 30 to an hour until the top is browned.

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We hope you enjoyed the recipe and make sure to comment down what you think of the recipe or what you’ve done with it! Hopefully this is a budget friendly recipe and you can use these methods to save money in a crisis time like this period. If you would like to save more money- make sure to check out our cheaper method of making butter! Or check out our YouTube channel for the occassional cheap recipe!