10 January meals that are friendly on your pocket!

If you have mince in your fridge, try this meatball and mac & cheese recipe.
If you have mince in your fridge, try this meatball and mac & cheese recipe.
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It's the start of the new year and you may be feeling the pinch in your pocket coming from what was a financially difficult year. With the month still in it's early days, you might be in need of some kitchen inspiration that's big on taste but kind on your pocket.  

These are our top 7 easy-to-make budget meals perfect for the month of January. 

Read more | How to combat debt and make your salary last till the next month, according to financial expert 

1. Barley and bean soup

A budget-friendly soup that's great for the colder nights this month. You can trade out the barley for regular samp. 

For the full recipe, click here

2. Meatball Mac & Cheese

Minced meat is still one of the most affordable proteins. It is versatile, delicious and suitable for everyday meals. 

For the full recipe, click here

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If you have mince in your fridge, try this meatball and mac & cheese recipe.
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3. Corned beef tart

There are a dozens of ways to cook corned beef, if you're looking to try something different – this recipe is for you. With a preparation time of only 10 minutes, you can have this meal ready-to-eat in an hour. 

For the full recipe, click here

4. Spaghetti with tomato and pilchard sauce

Change up the way you eat your pilchards by pairing it with some spaghetti for a different take on the traditional bolognaise. 

For the full recipe, click here.

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Spaghetti with tomato and pilchard sauce.
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5. Spicy chicken burger

A certified budget meal, this recipe is perfect for a weekend supper – and the kids will love it! 

For the full recipe, click here

6. Quick Pilchard stew

With easy-to-follow instructions, this pilchard stew would be great for dinner. You can serve this with bread rolls or pap.

For the full recipe, click here

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Pilchard stew
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7. Crumbed chicken with cheese and bacon

This delicious crumbed chicken with cheese and bacon is suitable for a family of four and is mouthwatering dish that is budget-friendly. 

For the full recipe, click here

8. Vetkoek and curry mince for supper

Liven up your vetkoeks with his delicious curry mince and the delicious pairing will be suitable for some supper nights. 

For the full recipe, click here

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Vetkoek and mince
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9. Butternut and Feta tartlets

Try a spin on the traditional butternut, pair it up with feta and bake some tiny treats. 

For the full recipe, click here

10. One-pot meal

It doesn't get much easier than by cooking everything in one pot. Using staples such as lentils and chickpeas, this meal is essential for those busy days.

For the full recipe, click here.

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One-pot meal
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