Fridge Gravel Soup

 It's nearing the end of the week, so time to take stock of what's looking sad in my vegetable drawer. I had some peppers, carrots, half a spring onion, some mushrooms and some leftover green beans. I made a roasted red pepper and carrot soup, which cost the grand total of 20p per portion. I had some with my lunch with some free cheese (from an online voucher) sprinkled on top.

I also made a mushroom and green bean quiche, which should keep us happy when we stumble in from the pub tomorrow evening, and will also serve as a lunch over the weekend.


Finally I prepared bean burritos for later tonight. The total came for £2.62 which will be 6 portions for our family, so 44p a serving.

44p Bean Burritos


2 small value onions - 10p
1 tsp crushed garlic - 3p
1 heaped tsp cumin - 1p (assuming bought in big value packs from World Food Aisle)
2 tsp smoked paprika - 5p
2 tins value kidney beans 60p
100g cheese - 45p
300g basics salsa - 70p
6 tortilla wraps* - 68p

I fried off the onions, garlic and spices, then added the beans, mashing them with a potato masher as they cooked. I then added the salsa and simmered for a few more moments.

The filling was put into tortillas and then sprinkled with the cheese, ready to be baked later (200C for 15 minutes, or until golden) and served with a simple salad comprising of shredded lettuce, carrots and radishes (all need to be used up!) Mr. Thrift will take leftovers to work tomorrow.

*The wraps were the most expensive ingredient, though convenient, so I think next time I'll try making my own as flour costs pennies!

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