Want to know how to make good grub with only a few ingredients and a whole lot of tinned food? Look no further than out one pot chili con carne. It'll go down a treat, and there's next to no washing up!
Being a student is all about learning how to do new things; whether that’s figuring out how to do your laundry, managing your student loan or forming new relationships. You’ll also need to learn how to cook unless you want to live off microwave meals for the next three years.
Although most uni students improve their culinary skills drastically throughout their degree, we all still love going home for a family-cooked meal every once in a while. Nothing beats mum’s roasties.
In this series, we’re going to look at some of the easiest meals you can make with simple ingredients, such as tinned foods. They’ll hopefully save you time, as well as money, so that you can squeeze in a couple more rounds at the SU.
Many of the staple foods you’ll need as a student can be bought in tins; this includes tuna, chickpeas, tomatoes, lentils and, of course, baked beans. They’re super cheap and easy to find in your local supermarket, and they’re great because they never go off, thanks to their airtight seals. Stay tuned to find out how to make culinary wonders with these brilliant basics. Onto the first recipe:
Chili con carne
This is an underrated winter warmer. It’s also a one-pot dish, so that’s less washing up - a win, win situation.
Average cooking time: 30 mins
Average prep time: 5 mins
Average cost per portion: £1.37
So there you have it. Follow those guidelines and you’ll have a Mexican feast to last you the week!
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