Make your mince go further
Lentils are high in fibre and protein and a great way to bulk out recipes that contain mince to make your meal – and therefore your money – go further.
If you’re making chilli, tacos or spaghetti Bolognese try halving the mince, to save the rest for another meal and replacing with cheaper lentils. To 250g mince, add a generous handful (around 50-60g) of uncooked lentils. Cook in with the mince and add a little more water when you add the tomatoes, as they’ll expand as they cook. You can also use tinned lentils, which don’t require additional cooking. Simply stir in a tin at the end of cooking.