Microwave bacon & bean casserole

Microwave bacon & bean casserole

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 3 mins plus standing

Easy

Serves 1
Eating alone doesn't have to mean boring baked beans on toast - turn them into a rich stew instead in under 15 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal444
  • fat26g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre10g
  • protein20g
  • salt4.5g
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Ingredients

  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 50g onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 50g streaky bacon, diced
  • ½ carrot, finely sliced or grated
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • ¼ tsp mixed dried herbs, or a little fresh thyme or rosemary
  • 100g baked beans
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • ¼ chicken stock cube

Method

  1. In a microwaveable bowl, toss together the garlic and onion in the oil with a small pinch of salt. Add the bacon and microwave on High for 30-40 secs to soften the onion and garlic, and gently crisp the bacon. Tip in the carrot, herbs, baked beans and tomato purée, along with 1 tbsp water. Crumble over the stock cube and stir well.

  2. Cover with cling film and pierce in the centre. Microwave on High for 2 and a half mins to heat through, then remove and stir well. Leave to stand for 1 min before serving.

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rosievimes's picture
rosievimes
16th Oct, 2015
2.55
This was tasty, though nothing special. The bacon didn't really crisp and ended up very soft, but that could be more to do with my technique. I'd say it's a fairly good 'comfort food' meal for when you really have no time to cook.
rosievimes's picture
rosievimes
16th Oct, 2015
2.55
This was tasty, though nothing special. The bacon didn't really crisp and ended up very soft, but that could be more to do with my technique. I'd say it's a fairly good 'comfort food' meal for when you really have no time to cook.
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