Make the family quick and great-value meals with Mrs Crunch’s tasty recipes – The Sun
17th July 2019

FEED your family for less than a fiver by making the most of deals on supermarket own-brand meals and ingredients.

As the school holidays near, pick up great offers to make mealtimes easy and inexpensive – leaving more money for fun. We also have some fantastic recipes from to help you create great-value dishes.

Jerk pork chops with pineapple salsa

(Serves four)


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 2 pinches salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 pork shoulder steaks
  • ½ pineapple, cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 red onion, peeled and diced
  • 15g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp hot chilli sauce
  • 300g basmati rice

METHOD: Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Mix the vegetable oil, jerk seasoning, salt and pepper together and rub all over the pork shoulder steaks.

Roast in a tin for 45 minutes until cooked through. Then mix together the pineapple, red onion, fresh coriander, and 1 tsp hot chilli sauce and season.

Put this salsa to the side until ready to serve. Cook 300g basmati rice according to the pack instructions until al dente, then drain.

Serve the chops with the rice and salsa poured over.

At the ready

Dish up Morrisons V Taste six meat-free burgers, £1.50 or two for £2.50, with Morrisons garlic and herb potato wedges, 750g, down from £1 to 92p.

Tuck into a Tesco stonebaked margherita or pepperoni pizza for half price, down from £3.60 to £1.80.

For a speedy supper, add some noodles and veg to Waitrose rump steak fajita stir fry, three for £10 or £4 each.

For a summer salad or stir fry, Morrisons cooked and peeled king prawns, 150g, are down from £3 to £2.50.

Pick up Tesco vine-ripened tomatoes for less than half price, was £1 now 45p.

Snap up Co-op’s meal deal for an instant £5.60 saving – buy two Co-op thin and crispy margherita or pepperoni pizzas and four bottles of Budweiser, all for £5.

Get that holiday feeling with Iceland’s Meal In A Bag chicken and prawn paella, 750g, £2.50.

Buy ten Morrisons Market Street British beef burgers, 850g, for £4.

Fire up the barbecue and throw on Iceland peri peri mini chicken fillet skewers, £2.50, or mix and match with other barbecue meats and get two for £4.

Take a break from salads and tuck into Waitrose macaroni cheese, three for £7 or £2.75 each.

Save £1 on Sainsbury’s four Taste The Difference beef and red onion burgers, now £4.

Just add salad and potatoes to Morrisons quiche lorraine, 400g, down from £2.28 to £2, for a quick and tasty tea.

Save 75p on Sainsbury’s Just Cook British chicken crown with garlic and herb butter, 525g, was £4.25, now £3.50.

For a quick and easy meal, Tesco mushroom risotto, 385g, is £2.50 or buy three for £6.

And for a gluten-free meal for less than a fiver, try Morrisons Free From brown rice penne, 500g, £1.40, with Morrisons passata, 35p, and Morrisons 20 per cent fat minced British beef, £1.60.

Red lentil, cauliflower and coconut curry

(Serves six)


  • 3cm ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp balti paste
  • 1.2 litres vegetable stock, made from 2 stock cubes
  • 200g red split lentils
  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 handful fresh coriander
  • 1 small cauliflower, broken up into florets
  • 250g basmati rice, steamed
  • 1 green chilli, thinly sliced

METHOD: Season and sauté the ginger, garlic and onion in the oil for six to seven minutes, until soft.

Add the balti paste and cook for another minute. Add the stock, lentils and 3 tbsp of the coconut. Bring to a boil then simmer for five minutes.

Add the cauliflower and cook for ten minutes, until tender. Serve over the rice, sprinkled with coriander, chilli and the remaining coconut, with mango chutney and naan on the side.

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