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Cheap Sandwich Recipes

For those looking to save money, taking a lunch box to work can really cut the cost of lunch time eats. These cheap sandwich recipes cost a tiny fraction of store bought sandwiches, leaving your hard earned cash free for more luxurious or worthwhile endeavours. Even better than saving money, all of these sandwiches can be prepared in less than 10 minutes, saving time too!

A Simple Egg Sandwich Recipe

A seriously cheap and versatile sandwich recipe – the egg sandwich must be one of the most popular sandwiches in the world. Almost anything found in the kitchen can be added to an egg sandwich –try mixing in cheese, chilli, or herbs for an added twist.

Ingredients (to make one sandwich):

  • 1 hardboiled egg, mashed up
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoons of onion, finely chopped
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 slices of bread

Simply mix the first 5 ingredients on the list together and spread onto one slice of bread, adding the other on top to make the sandwich. For an extra crunch add your favourite pickle on top of the deviled egg mixture.

Try a Banana Sandwich

To the uninitiated this might sound strange, but banana sandwiches are seriously yummy, as well as healthy and cheap! Mash up one banana and then spread between two sliced of bread. Some people add a sprinkling of sugar; whilst for a special treat a layer of chocolate spread will turn this cheap sandwich recipe into a slightly more upmarket eat.

Cheap and Crunchy Tuna Sandwich

Careful shopping will reveal budget versions of many ingredients including everything required to make this tasty tuna sandwich.

Ingredients (to make one sandwich):

  • Half a 185g can of budget brand tuna
  • 3 teaspoons of mayonnaise
  • Half a stick of celery, diced into small chunks
  • One medium tomato, sliced
  • Dash of salt/pepper (optional)
  • 2 slices of bread

Drain the tuna and place half into a small bowl (keep the other half refrigerated in an airtight container for future use). Using a fork, break up the tuna into flakes and add mayonnaise, celery chunks and a pinch of pepper to taste. Mix well. Spread mixture onto one slice of bread, top with tomato slices, and close with the second slice of bread. Cut into cute triangles and serve.

Cheap Beef Sandwiches

Dress up some corned beef to make this delicious meaty sandwich. Especially tasty served hot!

Ingredients (to make one sandwich):

  • 1 slices of budget brand corned beef
  • 1 teaspoon onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of mayonnaise or tomato ketchup (depending on preference)
  • Around ½ a teaspoon of horseradish sauce (or to taste)
  • 2 slices of bread

Mix the horseradish sauce and mayo/ ketchup together with the finely chopped onion. Spread onto bread and top with corned beef slice and second bread slice. Alternatively, heat up the corned beef in a microwave and mash together with horseradish, mayo/ ketchup and onion. Serve.

Shop Smart for Cheap Sandwich Recipes

The most important ingredient for cheap recipes is smart shopping! Although some ingredients are naturally much cheaper than others, even expensive items can be bought cheaply it the rightly places. Try looking for supermarkets’ own brand products, exploring a local market, or even shopping online for dry foods such as herbs or sauces. Buying in bulk could also be an option if ingredients are readily storable.

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