Autumn cheap eats

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Today I made the food for the week, chili con carne, broccoli bulgur salad and oven vegetables. This whole meal is very cheap and hopefully it will last most of the week, this whole feast cost less than 20€!
Ah, looove the autumn vegetables as they are cheap and versatile. My favorite is simply roasting them in the oven with chili, garlic and herbs.

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Oven vegetables

– 4 potatoes
– 1 big sweet potato
– 1/2 butternut squash
– 1 big carrot
– 1 big red onion
– 1 chili
– 2-3 cloves of garlic
– fresh thyme

Put on the oven to 200 degrees.Wash the vegetables, peel the sweet potato, onion and butternut squash. Chop into bite size pieces, drizzle with olive oil, chop the chili and garlic roughly and add. Season with salt and pepper, put in the oven for about 40 minutes, stirr then every once in a while.

Chili con carne

– 650g beef mince
– 1 yellow paprica
– 1 red paprica
– 1 big onion
– 1 chili
– 2 cloves of garlic
– 2 cans of tomato sauce
– 2 bay leaves
– 1 can of kidney beans
– 1 tscinnamon, 1tbsp cumin , 1 tbsp coriander, 2 tbsp smoked paprika, salt, pepper, 1 ts dried thyme & oregano

Chop the onion, peppers, chili and garlic. In a large pan, heat up some olive oil and add the vegetables and stirr around. Add the spices, then the beef mince. Fry for about 5 minutes, when the meat is cooked, add the tomato sauce and 2 dl of water. Let it boil up and add the beans ( rinse them with water first). Let simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes.

Bulgur salad

– bulgur
– 500g broccoli
– 1 can of chick peas
– lemon
– feta cubes in brine
– salt & pepper

Bring some water to boil. Chop the broccoli into smaller pieces (bite size) and boil until al dente. Cook bulgur according to instructions on package ( I made 3 portions). Drain the chickpeas, add to a large bowl and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon, drizzle some olive oil ontop, salt and pepper and add then the bulgur and broccoli. Stirr well, wait until the salad has cooled down a bit before adding the feta.

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