Beef, chicken, pork, sausages, lamb - even vegetables - all lend themselves brilliantly to casseroling, which also offers the advantage of being able to use cheap cuts of meat for slow-cooked succulence.
No fiddly browning of the meat here: just throw it all into a casserole and three hours later you'll be swooning at the wonderful aromas that escape from this classic stew.
Another recipe that's cheap but full of flavour and good nutrition: chicken cooked with a mixture of lentils, tomatoes and spices for a warming and healthy supper dish.
Lentils and other pulses are invaluable if you need to eat cheaply - not only do they fill you up but they are also an important source of pure protein and less expensive than chicken or meat. This spicy veggie curry is a good example…
Adding chick peas to this wintry chicken casserole allows you to feed four people very well for very little money without sacrificing flavour and nutritious value in the process.
This frugal recipe includes aubergines, peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes so will be cheapest to make in early autumn when these ingredients are in season: enjoy!
A classic boeuf bourguignon, but made with cider instead of red wine. Although this is a frugal recipe, it's so good you could easily serve it when entertaining.
Delia's take on potatoes boulangere offers a cheap and sustaining supper dish, with the addition of sausages. What could be more satisfying on a cold day?
A one-pot recipe that will definitely become one of your favourites! Packed with flavour, this Spanish casserole is simply wonderful and needs nothing else with it. How easy is that?
A birthday celebration in Majorca allowed Delia to indulge her love of Spanish food with this easy, flavourful recipe. Give it a try!
Inspired by one of Delia's favourite Italian classics - and a mystery trip to Venice - this recipe is a great way to cook liver or, indeed, fillet steak if you really want to push the boat out for a special occasion.
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