Healthy, low-cost dishes to make you smile

Month: October 2018

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Are these a cookie or are they a cake? With these Soft Pumpkin Cookies you can have your cake – and your biscuit – and eat it! The flavours in these really sum up autumn to me and the spices and sweetness of the vegetable […]

Spinach, Carrot and Coconut Salad

Spinach, Carrot and Coconut Salad

There are so many reasons to love this Spinach, Carrot and Coconut Salad. Firstly, it’s actually really easy to throw together with things that you probably already have in your fridge. Secondly, coconut in a salad? I know it sounds weird but trust me it […]

Herby Bean Crumble

Herby Bean Crumble

Ok I know a crumble is usually sweet – but it doesn’t have to be that way! This Herby Bean Crumble is a great way of making beans less of a side and more of a main meal. It’s easy to throw together and freeze in advance so you can serve it with a dinner or just enjoy on its own with a salad or vegetables. I also love this as an alternative baked potato topping.

You can use four different tins of beans or ready mixed ones. I also use beans I have boiled up from dried in a big batch, just use the final cooked weight to measure. When it comes to cheese I think a nice strong Cheddar works well, but adjust to suit your palette.

Herby Bean Crumble

October 5, 2018
: 4-6
: 10 min
: 45 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 (400g) tins of cooked beans, drained
  • 2 (400g) tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Marmite (or Vegemite or any yeast extract)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Black pepper
  • For the crumble:
  • 100g wholemeal plain flour
  • 50g cold butter
  • 100g rolled oats
  • 75g grated cheddar cheese
Directions
  • Step 1 Soften the onion and garlic in the oil in a large saucepan, lid on, for around 5mins.
  • Step 2 Add the tins of tomatoes, Marmite, oregano, sage, rosemary and bay leaves. Stir well and cook with the lid on for 10mins on a medium heat.
  • Step 3 Remove the bay leaves.
  • Step 4 Add the beans and combine, cook on a medium heat for 5mins.
  • Step 5 Pour into a large bake-safe serving or casserole dish.
  • Step 6 Preheat the oven to 200°C fan / 220 °C/ Gas 7
  • Step 7 Make the crumble by grating the flour and cold butter together. Then add the cheese and rolled oats and mix well. Sprinkle over the top of the bean mix.
  • Step 8 Bake for 25 minutes until the top is crisp and browning.