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Chilli bean baguettes

Chilli bean baguettes

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

  • Easily halved
  • Freezable (chilli only)
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal275
low infat3g
saturates1g
carbs50g
sugars11g
fibre8g
protein15g
salt2.38g
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Ingredients

  • 2 x 400g cans mixed beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and chopped, or 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 garlic clove , chopped
  • 500g carton passata (or 400g can chopped tomatoes)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • small baguette , thickly sliced
  • 1 tbsp grated vegetarian cheddar or parmesan

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2006

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