Pork with garlicky bean mash

Pork with garlicky bean mash

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins - 15 mins


Serves 1
Crushed haricot beans make a tasty, nutritious alternative to mashed potato and go great with grilled meat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal444
  • fat18g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre9g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.39g
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  • 1 pork steak, trimmed of fat
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 small onion or shallot, chopped



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  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • half a 410g can haricot beans in water, rinsed and drained
  • 125ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander


  1. Grill the pork for 12-15 mins, turning once until browned and cooked through. Heat the oil in a small pan, add the onion or shallot and fry for 3 mins until softened. Add the garlic, fry for 1 min more, then tip in the beans and stock and simmer for 5 mins. Roughly mash with a potato masher or fork, then stir in the coriander. Serve with the pork.

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6th Dec, 2019
Absolutely delicious although agree with others saying too much liquid so will use less stock next time
5th May, 2017
This is my no fail evening meal when solo dining. I too use less stock and use knorr liquid chicken stock mixed with a little water to desired strength. 2 cloves of garlic and often use butter beans
26th Jun, 2013
Absolutely delicious! I made this for two, and it turned out really well :) You can see my outcome on my blog here: http://julesthenorweegie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/pork-with-fragrant-bean-mash.html I can imagine you could serve the beanmash on the side with just about everything, or use it as burrito filling :)
29th Jul, 2012
Tasty! i also used less liquid and cooked beans for longer as others suggested
14th Apr, 2012
Used butter beans instead of haricot as supermarket didn't have any. Really delicious and so easy to make, definitely recommend for a quick dinner!
10th Feb, 2012
Never made this before and absolutely loved the mash!! Will be making this again for sure. Followed the advice of others and left the beans to cook for a little longer. Also added an extra clove of garlic & more onion. Delicious!
28th Dec, 2011
Right, that liquid measurement is ridiculous. A little liquid comes out with the beans anyway if theyre tinned, watch that and adjust. 50ml at most. Add another clove of garlic, because the taste gets lost, and cook for a minimum of ten minutes to get the beans really creamy. Other than that its amazing, I use it as a main for vegetarians (minus pork, obv) because they're a brilliant source of protein and carbs, no extras necessary.
5th Feb, 2011
The mash is delicious! Served it with the celeriac & parsnip mash (also on GF website) and toad in the hole. Very, very tastey.
9th Oct, 2009
I used butter beans and it was lovely. Very Rich.
14th Sep, 2009
I really didn't enjoy this at all! There was little flavour to the pork steak; the amount of liquid in the mash was too great; mashing the beans was very difficult; the beans didn't cook in the time given. Overall not very good at all!


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