Bacon slow cooker *thing* 🧵

Mainly priced from Lidl

500g cooking bacon 73p (packs £1.45/1kg)
Tin chickpeas 30p
Tin kidney beans 30p
Tin plum tomatoes 37p
100g red lentils 14p (69p/500g)
1 tsp white pepper 6p ( Aldi £1.19/100g Aldi)
3tsp smoked paprika 10p (Aldi 49p/40g!)

Why are the spices from Aldi when everything else is from Lidl?

Two reasons:

1. I can't find the spice prices on Lidl website.
2. I can't even remember where I bought the spices, they just live in the cupboard.

Anyway we are calling this £2 for 4 servings/ 50p each.

Cut bacon into chunks. You could do 2cm cubes, but I'd hack it with cooking scissors straight into the pot, less mess.

Drain the chickpeas and kidney beans.

Add all ingredients to pot.


Pour on enough water to just cover the food.

Smash tomatoes up a bit.


Min 2h on high or 4h on low, but can be left longer on low if you happen to be going out/ not hungry yet/ busy/ asleep/ texting your publisher.

If you have crusty rolls, good, if you don't, don't worry about it the pulses have plenty of healthy carbs.


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