This recipe for Mexican chicken cornbread casserole combines spicy Mexican flavours with a sweet cheesy cornbread topper. It can be a one pot meal or serve with salad and garlic bread.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
For gluten free; replace the flour with either a measure for measure gluten free self raising flour or use a gluten free plain flour blend with 3 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder. For dairy free; use a lactose free milk or oat milk. Replace the cheese with lactose free or dairy free cheese if you can’t tolerate cheddar.
Save money by buying pantry staples such as cornmeal and flour in bulk. Store in airtight recycled jars in your pantry for up to a year. Tinned tomatoes can be purchased in a pack of 12 or look for commonly used spices in bulk packs.
Grow bell peppers (capsicums) during the warmer months. Pick green or leave on the plant until they fully ripen to a bright red. Try this bell pepper growing guide.
Jalapeno peppers are easy to grow and pickle at home. These can also be picked green or red depending on how hot you like them. Pickled jalapenos are also wonderful on sandwiches and wraps. Try this Pickling guide.
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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