There I stand staring into my cupboards, dreaming of having some money so that could eat out tonight when I think to myself, you’re a nutrition student, you’re supposed to cook tasty, healthy meals.
Now what can I make!? I look to my right and there I see my trusty companion, my slow cooker.
If you don’t have a slow cooker already, then I advise you to buy one. As a university student cooking for yourself, you will only need a small 1.5 litre one for as little as £7! – Absolutely Stewpendous (I seriously love puns…)
I enjoy cooking many meals in my slow cooker, as I can throw all my ingredients into the pot and carry on with my day rather than standing over a hot stove. Because to be honest… I don’t have time for that!
This recipe can be altered in spiciness depending on how daring your taste buds are, personally I prefer mine fairly mild. I suppose this recipe is a mix between a curry and a stew, due to the spice involved.
So here we go…
Ingredients (Serves 2 – Costs £0.44p per serving) – wow!
- 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 Tin Mixed Beans in Chilli Sauce
- 1 tsp Medium Curry Powder
- 1 tsp Mixed Herbs
- 50g Lentils
(Optional extras include – peppers, onions, chickpeas or whatever else needs using up in your cupboards) – which would change the cost slightly.
So, as I said earlier, there isn’t much method involved as all ingredients can be added straight to the slow cooker except for the lentils.
The lentils need to be added to 250ml water and cooked in a pan on the hob for 25 minutes before being added to the slow cooker. Leave the slow cooker to do its job on a ‘high’ heat setting for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
The stew can be served on its own or with a hefty scoop of rice or potatoes!
Serve and ENJOY!
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