Stretch your budget further by batch cooking meals so there’s some leftover for those hectic midweek evenings. Choose recipe ideas packed with veg to get your greens in, for guilt-free dinners on a budget. Here are some staple recipe ideas to get you started on your next batch cook…

Chilli Con Carne


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ bag frozen diced white onion, (250g)
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 2 Morrisons Loose peppers
  • 1 tbsp hot chilli powder/mild chilli powder, (optional)
  • Morrisons 5% fat lean beef mince, (500g)
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 can red kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • Morrisons Basmati rice (1kg), or nachos
  • 1 heaped tbsp soured cream, and/or grated mature cheddar cheese to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the frozen diced onions and garlic. Fry over a medium heat for 3 mins, stirring until softened and starting to colour.
  2. Stir in the frozen sliced mixed peppers. Add the chilli powder at this point if you prefer more kick! Fry for 2 minutes stirring frequently before adding in the mince. Cook the mince for a further 5 minutes until browned stirring frequently and season.
  3. Crumble the beef stock cube into 300ml hot water. Pour this into the pan.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, kidney beans and stir well.
  5. Simmer it gently for 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t catch on the bottom of the pan. If it does, just add a couple of tablespoons of water.
  6. Turn off the heat and leave the chilli to stand with a lid on for 10 minutes. This allows the flavours to mingle.
  7. Serve with either some frozen steam & serve white rice or nachos, topped with soured cream, guacamole and/or grated mature Cheddar cheese. Its also great served as a jacket potato filling!