Friday, 9 May 2014

British Beef Steak and Sweet Potato chips #MorrisonsMum

Over the bank holiday weekend we were challenged to do our weekly shop at Morrisons. That weekend the great new lower prices were announced at Morrisons so I was intrigued to see how much we could get for our money. Armed with our vouchers the four of us popped in on Monday to do our shop. We were asked to share a recipe from our bank holiday celebrations and I had planned to attempt a cheesecake for the first time! As we had planned a picnic at the park we were also in search of tasty picnic treats for the day.



The shop was quite quiet for a bank holiday so nice and easy for us to get around. I was very impressed by the salad bar so picked up a salad for the picnic. We managed to find lots of other reasonably priced snacks for our picnic. They didn't have all the ingredients I needed for my cheesecake so I picked up a big piece of British Beef Topside Steak and some sweet potatoes to attempt sweet potato chips (which I had wanted to try for so long).  As well as my recipe ingredients I got lots of fruit, meat, washing supplies and frozen food as the prices were great! You could really notice the price cuts, we spotted lots of 'I'm cheaper' signs dotted around the store. I even picked up a nice colourful jug to make some homemade cool drinks in the summer and a large glass bowl for desserts. Our trolley was full and came to £94.27 which although is about £30 more than I would usually spend, I had enough food to last for two weeks instead of one (so a saving in the long-run) and stocked up on a few household essentials which I now won't have to buy for a while.






Here is a selection of items from our picnic. Along with yummy sandwiches and crisps for Andy and the kids, we spent less than £10 and had lots to eat and plenty left over to bring home.


Now for my recipe!

British Beef Steak and Sweet Potato Chips:



What you will need:
  • British Beef Steak: We chose one big steak we could cut into smaller pieces to share between four of us. (This steak cost us £5.49)
  • Sweet Potatoes: We used two large sweet potatoes between four of us but if you are cooking for adults I would recommend one potato per person. (These cost us 86 pence)
  • Vegetable Oil: (We already had this in our cupboard so cost us nothing but you can pick a small bottle up for around £1)
  • Seasoning: I actually forgot to pick up some seasoning! So it is not in my recipe but if using seasoning you can mix it in with the chopped potato before putting in the oven.
What to do




Preheat the oven to around 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7

Wash and peel your sweet potatoes before chopping them into chip like shape, you can make them thin or chunky, however you like.

Once chopped how you like, you can season your chips by adding them to a bowl and mixing in oil and the seasoning of your choice.

Pop your chips onto a baking tray and stick in the oven for approximately 30-35 minutes. 

I waited 20 minutes before starting the meat.

Chop the meat into smaller portions if you need to. I cooked the meat for 3-4 minutes on each side so that the meat was well cooked but still nice and pink on the inside.

If you would like vegetables on the side you can cook these whilst cooking the meat. 




I was very happy with the dish and everyone enjoyed it! What is best is the cost per serving was a mere £1.58!! I will definitely be making it again but next time I will attempt spicy wedges with the sweet potatoes.

Disclaimer
We were given vouchers for morrisons in exchange for this post as part of the #morrisonsmums challenge in cooperation with Britmums.

14 comments:

  1. Wow all that for under £2 per person...I need to rethink my shopping habits

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    1. I couldn't believe it! I never work out costings for anything so have surprised myself how little I have to spend to make a good meal!

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  2. Looks like a very tasty meal and liked the idea of you trying new things. Thanks for sharing your Morrisons experience. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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  3. Looks yummy Carly. Mine love sweet potatoes especially when mashed.

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    1. I used to use it to make a mash like meal out of it for Zach as a baby and use to love taste testing it!

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  4. impressed by your budgeting, looks a lovely meal. Personally I don't like sweet potato - odd as I eat almost anything! The kids like it though :)

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    1. I'd never tried it until last year and I love it now! The kids like it too which is always a good thing.

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  5. That looks like such a nice balanced quality meal! Well done on pricing!

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    1. Thank you! Was quite proud of myself especially when working out the costing!

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  6. You're obviously very good at budgeting. Wow, £1.58 per person for that meal.

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    1. I wouldn't say that! I was just lucky that loose sweet potatoes are very cheap and the big piece of steak was perfect for us to cut for two adults and two little ones. Amazing to see what you can do on a budget if you try though!

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  7. I keep seeing recipes for sweet potato chips but I haven't been inclined to make thim, however seeing them with steak it does look yummy.

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    1. Definitely worth trying even if you just do it once! They are nice and cheap to pick up and don't take much effort to prepare.

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  8. We got steak too as it was such a great price! You've reminded me we haven't had sweet potatoes for ages, will have to rectify that!

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