Make a batch of refried beans and enjoy them in tacos, or with a variety of Mexican dishes. Using tinned black beans means the refried beans will be ready in no time! Use the leftovers to make molletes – a Mexican version of British beans on toast, with melty cheese and a refreshing spoonful of pico de gallo salsa on the side.
Transform a tin of sweetcorn into these crispy traybaked fritters for a cheap, easy vegetarian brunch, lunch or dinner. The simple tomato sauce is made in the oven at the same time. Do buy cherry tomatoes on the vine if you can, they have a wonderful flavour when roasted.
Making ice cream needn’t be a chore – this family favourite has just three ingredients and is the work of a moment, with no specialist equipment needed. It also works with regular chocolate pops, cornflakes, cinnamon squares and puffed rice cereals, including cocoa-flavoured ones – feel free to experiment with your favourite cereals!
This simple ragù imitates an Italian dish that’s usually made with fresh beef and tomatoes, simmered for hours until the meat falls apart in delicate fronds at the touch of a fork. Stewed steak in gravy perfectly replicates the slow-cooked tender meat of its grander cousin.