One of my freezer staples - I'll make a big batch and freeze it in portions to whip out when I get back from the lab and am too tired for anything more challenging than reheating this, and cooking pasta!
It's really flexible - use up whatever veg you have left at the back of the fridge or freezer - and is a great way to get in several of your 5-a-day.
For a change, I won't list ingredients but instead suggestions of things to include. The only compulsory component is the tomatoes.
Makes 4-5 portions
1) If adding onion and/ or garlic and/ or celery, put 1tbsp of oil in the bottom of a large saucepan and fry gently for around 8 mins
2) Add the 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
3) Add everything else:
Fresh veg - carrots, broccoli, mange tout/ sugar snaps, mini corn, bell pepper, celery, mushrooms
Frozen veg - peas, sweetcorn, broccoli
Meat - cooked bacon, leftover cooked sausages
4) Heat until the liquid in the centre is bubbling
5) Done - use straightaway or leave to cool
Obviously the final cost depends on what you put in.
2 tins tomatoes = 62p