Posts tagged ‘Beans’

March 24, 2014

Cassoulet

by therecipebank

Hairy Bikers Cassoulet was a huge hit in our house this weekend:

http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/653546

Lovely warming dish on a cold spring evening, I didn’t use any chicken and would probably add stock next time and less tinned tomatoes. Otherwise lovely, we had ours with mash potatoes and yorkshire pudding!

 

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November 14, 2013

Home made beans and wedges

by therecipebank

Recipe below from BBC Good Food:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 rashers streaky bacon, cut into large-ish pieces
  • 1 tsp sugar, brown if you have it
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml stock from a cube
  • 410g can cannellini beans, butter or haricot beans in water

For the wedges

  • 1 tbsp white flour (plain or self-raising)
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, paprika or mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herb (optional)
  • 2 baking potatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 tsp oil
  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. For the wedges, mix the flour, cayenne and herbs (if using), add some salt and pepper, then toss with the potatoes and oil until well coated. Tip into a roasting tin, then bake for about 35 mins until crisp and cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a non-stick pan, then gently fry the onion and bacon together for 5-10 mins until the onions are softened and just starting to turn golden. Stir in the sugar, tomatoes, stock and seasoning to taste, then simmer the sauce for 5 mins. Add the beans, then simmer for another 5 mins until the sauce has thickened. Serve with the wedges.

It was lovely… however a little too much tin tomato flavour… added a slug of BBQ sauce, pinch of Chinese 5 spice and a little chilli powder and it was much better. Next time I will be roasting up some belly pork to pop in it as the bacon just wasn’t enough! OR leave out the pork/bacon for vegetarian option.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7738/betterthanbaked-beans-with-spicy-wedges

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