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Cajun bean potato bake recipe

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Using up what we already have at home has led me to be a bit more inventive in the kitchen and I came up with this meal the other day. It’s really delicious, full of goodness and super cheap too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 x cup mixed beans (I’ve used pinto, mung and haricot in this recipe though any would do – or a pre-soaked can would do fine too)
  • 1 x tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x stock cube (or teaspoon of bouillon etc)
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 2 x teaspoons cajun spice
  • 2 x chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 x chopped onion
  • 4 x medium sized potatoes
  • splash milk
  • knob butter
  • olive oil
  • 1 x cup grated cheese

Method.

In a saucepan cooke the pre-peeled and chopped potatoes. When soft, mash with the butter, all of the cheese and milk and set aside. In a seperate saucepan cook the chopped onion until softened, add in the mushrooms and beans and cook until mushrooms are also soft. Then add in all of the other ingredients.

Pour the bean mixture into  your serving dish:

Top with the mashed potato mix and score with a fork to help crisp up:

Cook in the oven for 25 (ish mins) at 180C until golden on top. Serve with salad or mixed steamed vegetables.

 

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Mixed bean lasagne recipe

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I’ve managed to almost halve our food bills by being really careful with the shopping and this meal was cheap yet tasty plus quick and easy to throw together. Great served with salad leaves and bread.

Ingredients:

1 x cup/can beans – I used dried pinto and dried turtle beans which I soaked and cooked, though any will do.

1 x tin baked beans

1 x tin chopped tomatoes

1 x stock cube

lasagne sheets

1 x chopped onion

1 x chopped capsicum pepper

cup of chopped mushrooms

tomato puree

mixed herbs

grated cheese for topping

salt and pepper for seasoning.

Method

Add to a pan the onion and cook until soft, add in the beans, mushrooms and peppers and cook for a few minutes

Add the rest of the ingredients apart from the cheese and lasagne sheets and cook on a low heat for around 20 minutes.

Grease a dish and add a layer of pastae before lasyering up as you would a normal lasagne, top with cheese and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. It’s extra- tasty if you add a cheese sauce to the topping as well, it also freezes well and is a good meal to prepare in the morning and pop in the oven at dinner time.