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Three-bean mix on toast

For years, my favourite after-work meal has been a moreish concoction of beans on toast. Time to table? 10 minutes! While my fridge is often embarrassingly bare, I usually have a couple of cans of three bean mix lurking at the back of the cupboard. All you do is throw in some garlic, tomatoes, parmesan and parsley and you have a meal worthy of, well, a chef.

Bean brekkie: Three-bean mix on toast.
Bean brekkie: Three-bean mix on toast. Photo: Jennifer Soo


1 tbsp olive oil.

1 tsp butter

1 large onion, sliced.

2 cloves garlic, crushed.

400g tin tomatoes, chopped.

430g tin 3 bean mix, drained.

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

2 slices toast (brioche is good)

1 tbsp grated parmesan

1 tbsp chopped parsley


In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter, add the onion and cook for a couple of minutes until soft.

Add the garlic, then the tomatoes and cook gently for 2-3 minutes, then throw in the beans and mix well. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer gently for 5 minutes.

Season to taste and serve on toast, sprinkled with parmesan and parsley.

Main ingredient:
Beans, Tomato, Bread
Snacks, Breakfast/Brunch
Midweek dinner


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