People forget that beans can be one of your five a day and a great source of fibre. Mash it up for babies not capable of lumps yet.
Cheesy Bean and Mushroom Crumble - Serves 2-3
180g, 6oz (drained weight) tinned mixed beans
180g, 6oz Mushrooms, chopped
2 Cloves of garlic
1 tsp Olive oil
200ml, 7 floz, 2/3 cups milk
2 tsp Cornflour (cornstarch)
60g, 2oz Extra mature (extra sharp) cheddar
30g, 1oz Breadcrumbs
Preheat the oven to 175oC, 350F, Gas Mark 4.
Fry the mushrooms and garlic in the oil until softened.
Drain the beans and mix with the mushrooms and put in a bowl.
Heat up the milk in a microwave until bubbling. Mix the cornflour with cold water and mix into the milk. Heat for a further 30 seconds or so (keep an eye on it, it can boil over).
Grate the cheese and add half to the sauce. Mix the sauce with the bean mix. Pour into a baking dish.
Mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining cheese and chopped parsley and put on the top of the bean mixture. Bake for 15-20 mins or until hot through and browned on top. Add a little seasoning if liked for adults.
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Make it Thrifty:
Whenever you have bread going stale, make into breadcrumbs and freeze. A great way to prevent waste.