Budget Recipe: Chilli con Carne
  • 500g minced beef (£2)
  • 1 diced onion (6p)
  • 1 pepper, chopped (33p)
  • 1tsp cumin (8p)
  • 1tsp chilli powder (6p)
  • 1tsp paprika (6p)
  • 1tsp mixed herbs (2p)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (31p)
  • 1 beef stock cube mixed with 300ml hot water (2p)
  • 1 tin kidney beans (23p)
  • 1tbsp oil (2p)
  • 280g rice (11p)
Total cost: £3.30 – 83p each
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion.
  2. Once the onion has softened, mix in the spices and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the peppers then the minced beef and cook until the mince is browned.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes and stock, reduce the heat and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Drain the kidney beans, add to the chilli and cook for 10 more minutes.
  6. Start to cook the rice
  7. Remove the chilli from the heat, cover and leave to absorb the flavours of the spice until the rice is ready.
Recipe by Skint Dad at https://skintdad.co.uk/budget-recipe-chilli-con-carne/