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Help me use up my cupboard ingredients!

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foodiemama26 Mon 02-Oct-17 13:35:10

I've got a cupboard full of tins/packets and very little inspiration! Over the next few weeks I'd like to try and use up as much as possible to try and reduce the weekly food shop. Please give me some meal/snack suggestions using the following:
3xharicot beans
large tin marrowfat
2x chopped tomatoes
water chestnuts
1x red kidney beans small
2xbutter beans
1xcorned beef
1xcoconut milk
coconut oil
1xbaked beans
1xspagetti hoops
3x mackerel
bag of penne
lasagne sheets
red lentils
half pack green lentils
half pack bulgar wheat
half bag dried butter beans
quarter of a bag of basmati rice
udon noodles

I've got the usual spices and dried herbs etc to go with them. Thanks.

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HastingsLikeTheBattle Mon 02-Oct-17 15:52:03

We had a sausage and butter bean bake last week, was ok but I'd massively reduce the number of beans should I do it again, 2 cans was too much.

8 sausages
Finely chopped onion
1 tbsp dried sage
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 cans butter beans, washed and rinsed

Grill the sausages. Fry onion and sage, add tomatoes, summer for five mins. Season. Transfer to oven dish, add sausages, mix and cook at 180 for 15-20 mins. We had it with naans and corn, was nice apart from too many beans

Calphurnia Mon 02-Oct-17 15:53:51

No idea what to do with corned beef that isn't corned beef hash. We'd have it with baked beans though, so that's two off your list!

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Mon 02-Oct-17 15:54:11

Bean chilli.

Marmite can be added to things like spag Bol for a bit of flavour.

Tuna pasta bake.

Lentil spag Bol.

Corned beef hash.

Veg lasagne.

Solasum Mon 02-Oct-17 15:55:03

Spicy bean burgers

Tuna pasta bake with a tomatoey sauce

Lentil lasagne

Mackerel fish cakes?

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Mon 02-Oct-17 15:55:15

The chestnuts should be lovely in a veg or beef stew too.

FusionChefGeoff Mon 02-Oct-17 15:55:47

Tuna chilli / bean salad with lime, chilli and coriander yum

foodiemama26 Mon 02-Oct-17 20:24:22

some great ideas! thank you all

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AtleastitsnotMonday Mon 02-Oct-17 23:19:55

Do you have school age children? If so donate your tin of marrowfat to the harvest festival!😀

InigoTaran Mon 02-Oct-17 23:24:26

This mushroom and chestnut filo pie is yummy!

InigoTaran Mon 02-Oct-17 23:27:00

Oops sorry, saw it was water chestnuts!

( is still yummy tho...)

AtleastitsnotMonday Mon 02-Oct-17 23:34:32

Or a more helpful suggestion jack monroe's mixed bean goulash serve with quinoa for even more using up!

AtleastitsnotMonday Mon 02-Oct-17 23:36:07

Tuna and chilli fishcakes made with sweet potato are lovely.

foodiemama26 Tue 03-Oct-17 09:28:32

corned beef hash has won for tonight, thanks for tge suggestions!

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kateandme Tue 03-Oct-17 11:06:21

with some of the legumes beans etc use it for a nice stew.with some stewing steak or sweet potato maybe bought in.even chicken.this would use up some of the pulses and beans and also the pasata and tinned tomatos.
a lentil dahl.
hoops for lunch.
buy some sausages and make sausage and bean casserole with the tins of baked beans.
make a pasta bake with sweetcorn and tuna and penne
veggie lasagne.
veggie lentil butter beans shephards pie with other bits added from yrou list
mix some rice with quenoi and make either a side dish with stock as base then add what you want or a nice salad dish to serve with the mackeral or tuna and a dressing etc.
savoury bean etc crumble.either make white sauce or use some of your tomato items here for a red sauce.
mackeral on toast.
tuna tomato crumble bake
oooh a lovely thia noodle curry with udons,coconut milk. just buy a packet of thia paste or something to stir though.could add any of the beans and pulse to make it veggie or buy in some meat to add.
a chillie with mince and some of the beans to buy less meat(cheaper)and bulk it out,kidney beans.rice ooh and the chestnuts in there too.ooh now I want to make this.
chickpea and bean curry
beef mince and marrowfat with tomato sauce with bacon
a saute of mushroom marrowfats tinned toms with bacon.serve with rice

foodiemama26 Tue 03-Oct-17 16:50:32

wow...that is a serious list of ideas! Thank you...dhal tomorrow I think!

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kateandme Wed 04-Oct-17 10:26:15

dahl in fantastic and once you have that base technique u can costomise and make or add pretty much anything.and it goes with every meet or fish love it

HippadoppaloppaGammeldag Wed 04-Oct-17 19:55:47

Bean chilli - add sweetcorn as well if you want to, I often do.
Pork steaks and butter beans are delicious.
Corned beef hash - also add sweetcorn (can you tell my DDs are sweetcorn fiends?!)
Bulghar wheat in a tagine or similar
Quinoa in a nice salad - maybe with the mackerel
coconut milk & rice can be used in a thai curry or passanda
never tried making it, but tuna lasagna could be a goer
baked beans on toast or jackets
spaghetti hoops on toast or part of DC easy tea with fishfingers etc

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