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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Spanish Chicken Bake

This is a recipe that I have very slightly adapted from the Hairy Dieter’s recipe to suit.  It is one that is requested by my husband quite a lot.  If you are not keen on chicken thighs it works well with breast too.

I have calculated the cost of this dish for 4 people is around £5.00 depending on where you buy your ingredients and the quality of the same.  Chorizo is an expensive ingredient and the dish can be made without if you are looking for a bit of a cheaper meal.

Ingredients:

1 onion cut into 8 wedges

1 red onion cut into 8 wedges

500g new potatoes cut in half or quarters depending on size

8 whole garlic cloves

Tomatoes (as many as your family likes) quartered

Around 75g chorizo (optional)

Chicken – Around 2 thighs per person or 1 breast depending on personal taste

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon oregano

1 pepper (whichever colour you prefer!) cut into strips

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Recipe:

1.  Pre-heat oven to 200C.

2.  Place the onion wedges, potatoes, garlic and tomatoes in a roasting dish, season then cook for 20 minutes.

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3.  Whilst cooking, season the chicken and cut the chorizo into 1/2 cm slices.

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4.  Scatter the chorizo over the vegetables and stir a couple of times.

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5.  Place the chicken on top and sprinkle with the paprika and oregano.  Place back in the oven for another 20 minutes.

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6.  When you take the dish out of the oven tilt to one side and spoon some of the juices over the top of the chicken.  Place the peppers on top and cook for another 20 minutes until the chicken and potatoes are cooked.

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Enjoy!!

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Spicy Mushroom & Broccoli Noodles

There are lots of new dishes on the menu this week which we haven’t had before so it is all a learning curve!  So far everything we have tried has been really tasty and will be regularly featuring in our weekly meal plans.  Today’s recipe was no exception.

I have calculated the cost of this dish, for 4 people, to be around £4.00 depending where you buy your ingredients and the quality of the same.  I have been converted to the Sainsburys Basics stock cubes as they are only 10p for 10 and the flavour is really nice!  I also used Sainsburys own brand noodles which were just as good as the branded ones at a lot cheaper price.

Ingredients:

1 Vegetable Stock Cube

Noodles (Approximately 1 nest per person depending on appetite!)

1 Small head of broccoli

250g pack chestnut mushrooms (thickly sliced)

1 garlic clove (sliced)

Pinch of chilli flakes (although these could be left out if you didn’t want a chilli kick)

4 Spring Onions (thinly sliced)

A good dollop of Hoisin Sauce

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Recipe:

1.  Boil a pan of water with the stock cube, then place in the noodles and boil for around 2 minutes.  Then add the broccoli and boil for another 2 minutes.  When draining, keep back a good cup full of the stock.

 

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2.  Fry the mushrooms for a couple of minutes until they start to soften and go golden.

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3.  Add the chilli flakes, garlic and spring onions and fry for a couple more minutes.

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4.  Add the cooked noodles and broccoli and mix well.

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5.  Add a couple of tablespoons of the leftover stock from the noodles and broccoli together with a good dollop of the hoisin sauce, making sure everything is coated well.

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6.  Once everything is heated through, serve.

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