Chilli bean baguettes

Chilli bean baguettes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

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

  • chilli only
  • 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

    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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25th Apr, 2012
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!
4th Oct, 2011
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.
30th Aug, 2011
Made these last night, maybe a bit too much vinegar, they were delicious!
10th Sep, 2009
Is this to serve 4 people?
9th Jun, 2009
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!
31st Jul, 2016
How many does this serve?
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16th Aug, 2016
Thank you for pointing this out. We're sorry, this information had been omitted on the recipe but we've now added it. It serves four people but the quantities are easily halved.
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