Cheesy bean potatoes

Cheesy bean potatoes

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr - 1 hr, 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Give baked potatoes a bit of oomph with this easily reheated side dish - great with sausages and salad

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen once cooked
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal434
  • fat26g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.58g
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Ingredients

  • 6 large baking potatoes
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 85g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 6 large spring onions, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 175g mature cheddar, grated, plus 85g for sprinkling
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 2 x 300g cans red kidney beans, drained
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 220C/gas 7. Oil and season the potatoes, then bake for 1 hr until a knife slides in easily and the skins are crispy. Cool for 10 mins.

  2. Halve the potatoes lengthways and scoop out the cooked potato into a bowl, leaving a thin layer behind so that the skins still hold their shape. Mash the potato with the butter, mustard and seasoning, then stir in the spring onions, 175g cheese and kidney beans. Pile the mixture into the potato skins and scatter with the remaining cheese. Can be made to this stage a day ahead and chilled. Bake for 30-40 mins until golden. Serve with the sausages and salad (see 'Goes well with').

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alijanescott
20th Sep, 2013
Really tasty, I use sweet corn rather than kidney beans.
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pennymiller
6th Nov, 2012
I don't fancy the kidney beans either,i will try it with other beans as others have suggested.
stellababe
31st Oct, 2012
5.05
Make at least twice a year and everyone loves them, including kids. I always use Kidney beans in chilli sauce and serve with the sweet chilli sausages, salad and coleslaw. Great for Bonfire night!
millyc
21st Sep, 2012
5.05
I made this for the first time last night and it was delicious!
rosietownend
27th Feb, 2012
5.05
Whoops ... forgot to rate the recipe!
rosietownend
27th Feb, 2012
5.05
Very easy to make - always on our weekly menu! I tend to cook it in two stages - in the morning I cook the potatoes and scoop out / mix / refill the shells. Then 30 mins before tea, I reheat / cook them through. Is also very easy to make 2 versions at the same time if kids want theirs without onions / mustard etc.
fionaeds
29th Dec, 2011
5.05
Very tasty made with the Sweet chilli sausages and went down a treat.
thynk2much
30th Sep, 2011
5.05
I used pinto beans and these were amazing!
lochandeas
18th Mar, 2011
5.05
I made these tonight and they were delicious! I did change the kidney beans to half kidney beans in chilli sauce and half butter beans and everyone thought that they were gorgeous!
scabs1
2nd Mar, 2011
4.05
Great comfort food!

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