Chilli bean baguettes

Chilli bean baguettes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Easily halved
Chilli beans spice up a baguette filling - this recipe is a good source of folic acid and costs around 70p a head

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal275
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre8g
  • protein15g
  • salt2.38g
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  • 2 x 400g cans mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped, or 1 tsp chilli flakes



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 500g carton passata (or 400g can chopped tomatoes)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • small baguette, thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp grated vegetarian cheddar or Parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat grill to high. Stir the first six ingredients together in a medium pan. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 4-5 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, spread the baguette slices over a baking sheet and slide under the grill. Toast on one side, turn over and sprinkle the second side with the cheese. Grill for another 1-2 mins until melted and golden brown. Season the beans to taste and serve over the cheesy toasts.

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Comments (5)

siobhang's picture

This was so lovely! I doubled the recipe and used two tins of black beans, one of kidney beans and one of butter beans. I also added a fair bit - an onion, two sticks of celery, about a tsp of cayenne pepper and a big splash of lea and perrins - came out beautifully!

lmillington's picture

Had this for my tea tonight - wasn't expecting it to be up to much and only chose it because I had all of the ingredients in the cupboard. Was actually quite nice with the baguettes and cheese - halved the vinegar as another review said it was maybe too much. Saved the rest to have with a jakcet spud for lunch tomorrow.

sallyjenn's picture

Made these last night, maybe a bit too much vinegar, they were delicious!

freyahh's picture

Is this to serve 4 people?

cat123's picture

This has been one of my favourite quick, cheap meals since it first appeared in the magazine. I like to add some chopped red pepper and/or onion to the beans - ups the veg count nicely, and makes it extra tasty, too!

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