Diner Sloppy Joes

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36 Recipes

Wholesome, budget suppers for the whole family.

Diner sloppy joes

4.25

(16 ratings)

A simple, American staple the whole family can get stuck into. Add a dash of spicy chipotle or smoky barbecue sauce to bring some zing
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Peanut butter chicken

4.060405

(149 ratings)

The whole family will love this new, budget chicken dish. Any leftovers freeze well and make a handy lunch
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Summer fish stew

4.2

(10 ratings)

This storecupboard fish stew is bulked out with bread and is full of fresh, summer flavours
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Halloumi & watermelon bulgur salad

4.916665

(12 ratings)

A satisfying vegetarian salad of contrasting flavours and textures. The salty cheese is cooled by crisp, sweet watermelon
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pizza baked potato

4.4

(10 ratings)

This budget-friendly supper combines two favourites in one dish. Top your jacket spuds with cheese, tomato, pepperoni and basil
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Kedgeree with poached egg

4.09524

(21 ratings)

This curried fish and rice dish is suitable for brunch, breakfast or a main course at dinnertime. Replace traditional boiled eggs with poached
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Spicy sausage & bean one-pot

4.185185

(27 ratings)

A saucy, warming casserole with Cumberland sausages, chilli gravy and kidney beans. It's budget-friendly and ready in less than 30 minutes too...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Mushroom, ricotta & rocket tart

4.421055

(19 ratings)

This puff pastry slice requires minimum fuss. Use Italian cheese as a simple base and top with garlic mushrooms and salad leaves
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Bhaji frittata

3.727275

(11 ratings)

This lunchbox or picnic-friendly dish takes an Italian-style thick omelette and adds some Indian spice, along with potatoes, peas and coriander
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lamb & chickpea fritter wraps

3.92857

(14 ratings)

Spiced lamb and chickpea patties with yogurt, coriander and salad make the perfect filling for flatbread
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Crispy bacon & sausage carbonara

4.27778

(18 ratings)

Eggs, bacon and sausage - not a breakfast plate, but a delicious budget pasta dish with creamy sauce and parsley
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Chunky chilli

4.64865

(37 ratings)

Use chunks of stewing beef in your chilli con carne for a robust and filling dish. Serve with rice and coriander
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cheesy bean burgers

4.243245

(37 ratings)

This super-satisfying, vegetarian bean burger makes a cheap and easy after-work meal for all the family
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheap-as-chips veggie pizza

4.714285

(7 ratings)

This quick, budget take on classic spinach and egg 'florentine' pizza uses flatbreads instead of traditional dough...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spicy turkey & pepper bake

3.78261

(23 ratings)

This warming bake is a real family winner, it's cheap, low-fat and superhealthy...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pea pakora pockets

3.82353

(17 ratings)

Cheap and easy to prepare, but fun for everyone to put together - the yogurt dressing really makes these
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Plum betty

4.2

(5 ratings)

Plentiful and cheap, plums are full of flavour and goodness, so why not make them into a comforting pud?
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

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