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3 Cheap & Filling Meals to Get You Through the Week

3 cheap and fillings meals to get you through the week ahead.

food

3 Cheap & Filling Meals to Get You Through the Week

3 cheap and fillings meals to get you through the week ahead.

Ingredients

Garlic Butter

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • Finely chopped parsley

Flank Steak With Mushrooms and Chipped Potatoes

  • 10.5 ounces baby potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced into wedges
  • 2 (6-ounce) flank steaks
  • Pepper

Steps

Garlic Butter

  1. In a bowl, add the butter, minced garlic, salt and finely chopped parsley.
  2. Mix well, then shape into a sausage on plastic wrap and roll up tightly. Put back into the fridge to firm up.

Flank Steak With Mushrooms and Chipped Potatoes

  1. Heat a large saucepan of salted water. Chop the potatoes into halves or quarters to make wedges. Boil the potatoes for 5 minutes, then drain and leave to dry in a colander.
  2. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees or the hottest temperature. Put the potatoes on an baking tray. Drizzle with vegetable oil, and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, turning twice, until golden brown.
  3. Slice the butter into 6 wedges. Put one on each of the mushrooms and add to the oven for the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  4. Preheat a skillet or grill pan. Rub the steak with oil, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 1/2 minutes on each side, then transfer to a clean dish and cover tightly with foil. Rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Carve into slices and serve with the potatoes and mushrooms. Add slices of garlic butter on top of the steak.

Ingredients

Tofu Scramble

  • Vegetable oil
  • 10.5 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 green chili, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Spicy baked beans

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 (14-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 (7-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Steps

Tofu Scramble

  1. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan. Crumble the tofu in a bowl with a fork.
  2. Add the spring onions to the hot pan and cook over high heat until starting to color. Turn the heat down, add the chili and garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, crumbled tofu, turmeric, salt and pepper. Stir and cook until heated through and well mixed.
  4. Serve the tofu scramble on grilled sourdough, drizzled with chili oil with the baked beans on the side.

Spicy baked beans

  1. Heat the oil. Cook the onions and garlic until starting to soften.
  2. Add in the hot paprika and cook for 1 minute, stirring often.
  3. Add the beans, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper and cook for 5 to 10 minutes until reduced.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 3 green chilies, finely sliced
  • Small bunch coriander, stalks chopped, leaves reserved
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, with the water from the can
  • 1 (7-ounce) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 1/4 cups tomato sauce, divided
  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 cup grated cheddar

Steps

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and green pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chilies, garlic and coriander stalks and cook for 1 minute. Add the ground coriander and cumin and stir through for 1 minute.
  2. Add the black beans, sweet corn and 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce. Cook for 5 minutes until reduced.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pour the remaining tomato sauce into an oven dish. Divide the bean filling between four tortillas and wrap up. Place on top of the tomato sauce.
  4. Add the grated cheese and cook for 15 minutes until heated through and golden brown.