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Budget Slow Cooker Recipes - Beetroot & Carrot Soup

This Beetroot and carrot soup is a real bargain to make. A favourite in eastern European countries, this deep red broth is flavoured with beef stock and is the perfect winter warmer.

It's a real money saver if you're looking for something quick, healthy and cheap to make for your lunches in the week, this particular recipe should serve 6.

If you're a vegetarian, you could use a vegetable stock and add some dried mushrooms for extra flavour. 

I have chosen to make the beef stock version, but if you do give the vegetarian version a go, please let me know how it went in the comments.

Let's start off with the costs for this budget slow cooker recipe. I'll list what I spent next to the ingredients below...

25 g butter (£1.60)1 tablespoon sunflower oil. (£1.15)1 large onion, finely chopped. (17 p)375 g beetroot, trimmed, peeled and diced. (I bought 2 packs at 69 p each)2 carrots, diced (23 p)250 g (8 oz) potatoes, diced (89 p for 1kg)2 garlic cloves, finely chopped (30 p for …

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