- Total recipe cost | R 60.37
- Servings | 4
- Portion cost | R 15.09
This budget vegan recipe isn’t the speediest, but it pulls together easily.
And, as with any black bean burrito bowl, the flavour balance is something to celebrate.
It’s a perfect vegan lunch or budget dinner meal at any time of the year – and if you need to squeeze it to 5 portions, you quite possibly could (making it just R 12.07 per serving).
If you don’t have 2 hours to spend making supper | Just go for 2 tins of cooked black beans. It’ll take the recipe cost to R 80.25, and portion costs to R 20.06. That’s not the worst, especially if you buy Mexican-style black beans and skip the spices.
You want to work these into your meal prep | Go right ahead, but you may want to separate out the Guacamole Sauce. You see, rice should be reheated as it’s one of those foods that catches bacteria when cold. (No, don’t panic, it’s not serious most of the time.)
If you really can’t stand chillies | Just omit any spicy stuff and move along; you don’t need to substitute with anything else.
How to make vegan burrito bowls even cheaper
- You can swap out 1 cup of chickpeas for the cauliflower to save about R 2.00 per portion. But, 2 cups of dried chickpeas is exactly the same cost as the original.
- Plenty of South Africans have lemon trees in their gardens. And when they fruit, they’re overloaded; see if you can get a few for free.
- If your green onions still have their roots attached, they’ll regrow themselves – even in just a glass of water on the counter. Planting them is better, if you can.