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Poor Cook: Fabulous food for next to nothing

Poor Cook

By Susan Campbell and Caroline Conran

Published 1971

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  • 2 lbs beef, skirt or chuck
  • 1 lb red kidney beans


Soak the beans overnight. Fry the chopped onions in olive oil in a flameproof casserole, turn up the heat and add the meat either cut in one-inch cubes, or minced if you like. Fry fairly fast for five to ten minutes, scraping the sediment from the bottom of the casserole. Add the spices, garlic and chilli and continue to fry, stirring, for several minutes. Then add the peeled chopped tomatoes,