Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Beans on Toast

Now everyday beans from the can on toast is delicious enough in its own right.  However, when you have just a little more time, this twist on the classic dish can make for a very satisfying feed!  


Ingredients (serves 2-3 people) 
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cans of mixed beans (or any beans of your choice)
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes (you can use 400g of fresh chopped tomatoes if you prefer)
  • 1-2 chillies depending on your personal taste
  • Handful of chopped basil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic 
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 250ml of water
  • Sliced bread of your choice, I used pane pugliese in the dish pictured
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Recipe
  1. Dice the onions & throw them into a flat-bottomed pan with some of the olive oil
  2. Chop the chillies and add them to the pan
  3. Crush the garlic and add to the pan
  4. Empty the beans into a colander and rinse well
  5. Once the onions, chillies, and garlic start to brown, add the rinsed beans
  6. Add the chopped basil
  7. Stir well, before adding the tomatoes 
  8. Season with salt and pepper to your preferred taste
  9. Add half of the water, before bringing to the boil then turning down to simmer 
  10. Keep on a low heat, stirring occasionally, topping up with water when needed, until the beans are cooked through
  11. Spray or drizzle the bread with olive oil then grill until crisp
  12. Taste the beans and add any additional seasoning required
  13. Serve and garnish with any remaining basil  
  14. Enjoy!