- 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
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…
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.
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.
Make it Thai or Indian
Add spice with 2 tsp red Thai or Indian curry paste in place of (or as well as) the chilli and scatter over a handful of torn coriander leaves to serve.