Jan 21: Meat Pies; Boston Baked Beans with a Fried Egg


As Aussies, a cold miserable day calls for a nice meat pie. Foodie Greg had Trader Joe’s Chicken Balti, while Foodie Philip had the Steak and Stout.

Trader Joe’s pies are $6.49 for two or $3.25 per serve.


Tonight we tried a slow cook Baked Beans recipe, from dried beans, that had been soaked for 24 hours ahead of a six hour cook! We will get four serves from half the recipe.

  • Pinto Beans were $1.29 or 33c per serve
  • Bacon is $6.99 and we used about ⅓, or 58c per serve
  • Add 40c per serve for other ingredients
  • Dave’s Killer Bread is 33c per slice
  • An Egg is 51c per serve.

The recipe was a little sweet, so we added a lot more Mustard Powder and a generous amount of Worcestershire Sauce (for acid). It didn’t thicken as much as we’d like, but served with a slotted spoon the flavor was good, for $2.15 per serve.

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