Monday, 19 November 2012

Smokey chilli beans

This is a very versatile base for a meal, quick, easy and cheap. Once the base is made, you can add in anything you like - cooked or raw meat (pork is particularly good),vegetables, boiled eggs, pulses, anything really; or you can just go with the beans as they are :)

1 medium onion
sunflower oil
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tin baked beans
Worcester sauce
smoked paprika
chilli powder
gravygarnule if required

Chop the onion (not too fine) and fry in oil until just softening; add tomatoes and baked beans, Worcester sauce and a good pinch of smoked paprika. Add chilli powder to taste, stir well, cover and leave to simmer on a lowish heat. If it requires thickening, add in a tsp gravy granules for a thicker sauce, boil until it thickens, thne lower heat and simmer intil onios cooked through and everything well mied in. Then add in any extras, make sure is piping hot; serve with baked potatoes, rice, on its own, good bread,etc.
Leftovers can be put through the blender for a soup base, or use it as a curry base, or just keep adding in more beans, meat etc



Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog, but this new background makes reading difficult. Also posting is problematic still with the photo wordshard to read.
Sorryjust thought youd like to know.

MrsL said...

Will have a look at it Karen and see what I can do :)

Karen said...

Thank-you, sorry about the wierd spacing got keyboard issues.