Beans on Toast – Meat Maiden Style

Beans are always better with a side of meat. This recipe is a real favourite of my gorgeous girl-friends who are currently residing in East London. This recipe kept me in their good books, while I was occupying their couch, when travelling in the UK earlier this year.

This dish can be prepared in advance and is ideal for a Sunday brunch or as an easy meal mid-week.

[Serves 4]
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1 Red Onion (finely chopped)
2 Cloves of garlic
500g Chorizo sausage
1 Tablespoon of paprika
2 Cans of cannelloni beans (rinsed in water before use)
2 Cans of chopped tomatoes
1/4 Cup of tomato paste
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons of red wine vinaigrette
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Cup of parsley (chopped)
Salt & pepper season to taste
6 Large eggs

Step 1 In a large frypan, preferably with a lid, fry onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. This usually takes approximately 10 minutes. Add the paprika and diced chorizo and fry until the paprika has filled your kitchen with a pungent aroma.

Step 2 Turn down the heat of the pan, add the diced tomatoes, rinsed cannelloni beans and tomato paste. Add the Worcestershire sauce, red wine vinaigrette and brown sugar and simmer on a low heat for a further 10 minutes. Season with a generous amount of salt, pepper and diced parsley.

Step 3 Transfer the contents of the pan into a baking dish or pie dish suitable for use in the oven. Crack each of the 6 large eggs onto the top of the bean mixture and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Let the dish rest for 5 minutes before serving. Season with salt & pepper and serve with dry crusty bread.

Best served alongside good friends and with a hearty glass of red wine, as long as it’s after 5pm in some part of the world !



2 thoughts on “Beans on Toast – Meat Maiden Style

  1. Hey Meat Maiden,

    I work with Mike Farmer, who put me on to your blog.
    Love your work!!
    Check out you Ep: of come dine with me & you really blew it out of the water. Tight menu.
    I started a business on Waiheke a few months back called “Babicka’s Table”
    We make artisan sausages. Our basic business idea was to sell to cafes, vineyards ect but our Facebook page is about 80% of our custom. We recently started at the Ostend market.
    It would be great to meet up next time your on the island. Keen to share ideas & get some fresh inspiration.
    Cheers Kim

    • Hi Kim, great name 🙂 Sorry for the delayed reply ! Thank-you very much for your kind wishes and I would absolutely love to ‘meat’ up with you on Waiheke sometime. I live on the mainland, but a very good friend of mine lives with Mike. Next time I am over i’ll make contact with you 🙂 Thanks for getting it touch, it’s great to hear from people who share the same passions as I do.

      Cheers, Kimberley

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