Chilli Wraps

This is a really simple meal that anyone who can make chilli can make!  My family love it and I always find it is a nice and different way to have chilli instead of with rice.

I have used a packet sauce in this recipe, however, if you are feeling adventurous and have the time, why not make your own cheese sauce.

I have calculated the cost of this dish, for 4 people, would cost around £4.00 depending on where you purchased your ingredients and the quality of the same.

Ingredients:

Chilli

Wraps (a pack of 8 works well for between 3 and 4 people depending on appetites)

Cheese sauce

Handful of Grated cheese

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Recipe:

1.  Place a small amount of chilli in a wrap.

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2.  Fold the wrap as you usually would.

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3.  Place into an oven proof dish.  Repeat with each wrap until you have filled them all and the dish.

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4.  Make your cheese sauce either from a packet mix or from scratch.

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5.  Pour the sauce over the wraps.

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6.  Top with grated cheese.

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7.  Bake in a pre-heated oven, 200C for between 30 and 40 minutes until hot throughout.

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Chilli

This is my chilli recipe which has always gone down well with whoever I have cooked it for.  I don’t tend to make it too spicy as I get complained at by my son, plus I am a bit of a wuss when it comes to spicy food too!

I have calculated the cost of the chilli for 4 people is around £3.00 depending on where you buy your ingredients and the quality of the same.

Ingredients:

500g mince

1 onion, diced

1 can kidney beans

1 beef stock cube

1 can chopped tomatoes

1/2 small can tomato puree

1 green pepper

1/2 teaspoon hot chilli powder

Handful of chorizo, diced (optional – I don’t buy this especially for chilli, just put it in when I have some going spare!)

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Recipe:

1.  Fry the mince with the onions and stock cube until the mince is browned and the onions have started to soften.

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2.  Add the green peppers, chilli powder (to your own taste), and chorizo (if using) and fry for another couple of minutes.

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3.  Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and kidney beans and stir well.

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4.  Simmer for around 20 minutes until cooked through and thickened.

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W/C 20th May – Meal Plan

I have been meal planning for quite some time now as I hate not knowing what to cook on a night and if I didn’t meal plan we would probably end up with ‘freezer food’ every night!  Meal planning helps me keep to a budget too.  I write a list of recipes each week that I am going to cook, make my shopping list and then order it online as I am more likely to stick to it that way!  Hopefully I can provide some inspiration and ideas for others by sharing my weekly meal plans.  I will post up recipes as soon as I have cooked them (unless they are already on the blog in which case I will link to them).  Enjoy!

Monday – Mushroom & Broccoli Noodles with Banoffee Pie for dessert (as requested by my son!)

Tuesday – Spanish Chicken Bake – A big favourite

Wednesday – Chilli Wraps – Another favourite with everyone

Thursday – Super Vegetable Pasta

Friday – Tuna and Sweetcorn Burgers with homemade chips

Saturday – Jamaican Jerk Chicken (using a jerk sauce my husband’s relatives recently brought back from Jamaica)

Sunday – Soy & Honey glazed Sausages

All recipes to follow.

Meal Planning Monday