Smoky beans with basil & bacon

Smoky beans with basil & bacon

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Cooking time

Ready in 10 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Whip up a superhealthy alternative to beans on toast in 10 minutes flat - this dish is high in fibre too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
329
protein
16g
carbs
30g
fat
17g
saturates
3g
fibre
9g
sugar
0g
salt
1.42g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 rashers smoked back bacon
  • 420g can of cannellini beans
  • 2 large tomatoes, preferably vine-ripened
  • 6 or so large fresh basil leaves
  • a few drops of Tabasco sauce, optional

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Method

  1. Warm the oil in a medium saucepan while you quickly chop the onion into quite small pieces. Add the onion to the pan, give it a good stir with a wooden spoon then leave it to cook over a high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, snip the bacon in half lengthways with scissors and either cook them between 2 sheets of kitchen paper in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on HIGH or in a frying pan in the usual way until the fat is golden and crisp.
  3. Open and drain the beans then roughly chop the tomatoes and add them both to the pan. Stir well and cook for another few minutes until the tomatoes have softened. Shred the basil and add to the pan with salt and a generous grinding of black pepper – for extra heat you can add a few drops of Tabasco sauce. Spoon onto plates and top each with the bacon. Serve with lightly toasted bread on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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vickivale's picture
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really good recipe - would def put as much tomatoes in as possible though. The beans are nice but a bit "bland" without flavour.

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