JOANNA'S FOOD: family cooking, from scratch, every day


Friday, October 17, 2008

Beans on toast


















Instant beans on toast ...

  • Frying pan
  • Olive oil
  • Heat
  • A few bacon bits
  • Stir
  • Can of canneloni beans
  • Heat
  • Fresh tomato - don't stint, this is the sauce
  • Chopped parsley
  • Toast
Mmmm .... so much better than Heinz.

8 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I'm bad: a little clove of garlic and some baby spinach is good too. Fabulous instant dinner or lunch!!

Magic Cochin said...

Yummy! I've just had pinto beans and salad stuffed in a pitta bread for my lunch!

This morning I cooked a huge cauldron of pinto beans after soaking them overnight. The idea is to freeze them in one-meal portions and use them instead of buying tins from the supermarket.

Celia

Joanna said...

Tanna - fabulous, I'll put both those in next time

Celia, what a good idea ... only there's often no space in my tiny freezer, and I tend to forget things once they're in there ... do you unfreeze them before using? Or can you just bung them in frozen??

Joanna

Magic Cochin said...

Hi joanna

This is a new venture - it's because I'm buying more stuff from the Daily Bread Co-op in Cambridge and growing my own beans for drying too, and as we're using more beans it seems a better way than buying tinned ones.

I'll take a bag out of the freezer at breakfast time for adding to a casserole or whatever in the evening. I hadn't thought of adding them frozen - worth a try maybe.

C

Antonia said...

I have to confess that I resorted to the Heinz variety on toast for lunch today. Is one of my little guilty pleasures. I really should try a 'proper' version like this - they look delicious.

joannacary AT ukonline DOT co DOT uk said...

I'm definitely going to give this a go, Celia ...

Antonia, I LOVE that so many of us have been eating beans for lunch ... something along these lines makes a quick and easy change from the usual, delicious with a little fresh veg in it

Joanna

David Hall said...

Hi Joanna

I've done my own beans on toast before - not quite the same as the commercial stuff no matter how hard I try!

Cheers
David

labelga said...

Mm, Joanna, I love this, and so right you are about chastising the can of pumpkin! (I'm not against cans for legume or tomato.) And hooray for easy kitchen work.