Wallet-friendly midweek meals

Looking for some hearty and delicious recipes for cheap meals that won’t break the bank? These easy, wallet-friendly dinners make the most of the affordable staples that you know and love.

Barbecue sausage and mixed bean bake
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Barbecue sausage and mixed bean bake

Barbecue sauce is the secret ingredient in this simple, wallet-friendly traybake – providing a sticky glaze on the sausages and glossy sauce all in one. Served with a fresh charred corn salsa, this is destined to become a family favourite.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the oil in a roasting tin and heat in the oven for 10 mins. Add the sausages and sliced onion, toss to coat in the hot oil and roast for 10 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat a griddle pan or heavy frying pan. Griddle the corn for 15 mins, turning occasionally, until charred and tender. Remove the kernels carefully by standing the cob firmly on a chopping board and slicing with a sharp knife.
  3. Remove the sausages from the oven and stir in the beans, tomatoes and barbecue sauce; season. Bake for 15 mins until the sauce is bubbling and the sausages are cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, make the salsa. In a small bowl, mix the corn, diced red onion and parsley. Serve scattered over the sausages and beans.

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  • Ingredients
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 8 reduced-fat pork sausages
  • 1 large red onion, ¾ sliced, ¼ finely diced
  • 2 corn on the cob
  • 2 x 400g tins mixed bean salad, drained
  • 400g tin Italian chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 10g fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped