Flageolet bean pie

Flageolet bean pie

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
An easy to prepare, comforting vegetarian main meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal421
  • fat17g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre9g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.73g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

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  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 x 400g cans flageolet beans, drained and rinsed
  • 5 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp fresh or 2 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 100g breadcrumb
  • 50g vegetarian cheddar cheese, grated
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Method

  1. Heat grill to high. Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onion for about 5 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for another min. Add the beans, crème fraîche and half the thyme. Season well, then cook until heated through.

  2. Mix the breadcrumbs and cheese together, then stir in the rest of the thyme. Pour the bean mix into a baking dish and scatter with the breadcrumbs. Grill until the topping is crisp and golden. Serve with salad.

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hey_mr_violin_man
5th Jan, 2016
Really wasn't very tasty and that was after I'd added some spice, tomatoes and peppers. Ketchup helped ;-)
mrsdougsmum
23rd Mar, 2013
3.05
This recipe is SO much better if cooked in the oven rather than under the grill. Also, it really really needed spicing up, so chilli oil made a huge improvement, along with plenty of black pepper, instead of the suggested herbs. It was far too bland originally.
sallyjenn
3rd Oct, 2011
1.05
Unfortunately a very bland meal, even though I added chillies and Mexican spices.
missusmop
28th Jun, 2010
1.05
This was not a great recipe at all really. Very boring, like a plate of really bad student grub. Half of it ended up going in the bin and the dog!
hungryhusband
8th May, 2009
5.05
Delicious! I added a couple of leeks to the onions, just because I had some in the kitchen garden. It worked!
xxpippaxx
24th Jun, 2008
4.05
The mexican version of this dish is very nice, a great meal for all the family
louthholidayhome
16th Jun, 2008
2.05
Basically, just beans and breadcrumbs! Very boring, with no particular flavour. Would be helped by a layer of sliced tomatoes or similar to give it some moisture. Won't be doing it again.
notmum
3rd Apr, 2008
3.05
This was ok, I used butter beans as they are our favourite, but I found the sauce a little rich for me, it made a change but I don't think I would make it again.
adasbutler
27th Mar, 2008
5.05
This recipe is lovely, and super-quick! :-)
erinvermaak
16th Mar, 2008
5.05
This was absolutely divine and has been a huge hit every time I've made it. Can't seem to get flageolet beans though, so have been using canellini instead. Have also made it using sour cream when I could't get creme fraiche, which made the beans really saucy and decadent.

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