Baked bean lasagne is a delicious and easy meal that can be made from store cupboard ingredients. It is low in calories as well so perfect if you are on a diet.
There are always times when there has been no chance to go shopping and the hungry family need a meal. What do you do when these times occur? Have a search though your store cupboard and see what you have in. The contents of packets and tins often come together to create delicious meals. Baked bean lasagne is one of these recipes. Made using ingredients from the store cupboard it can be put together quickly and left to bake. The oven will work its magic creating a delicious meal to feed the family. Serve with a side salad for a tasty dinner.
Baked Bean Lasagne
Baked bean lasagne is a dish that was born when I was a student. When you are a student you do your best to look for cheap budget dishes that fill you up whilst being tasty and quick to make. Often you need dishes that will feed a crowd for little money. Pulses such as lentils and beans are great fillers and can be made into a variety of tasty dishes. Lentil soup or lentil stew are two of these survival dishes. They are really cheap to make, perfect when you are coming to the end of a term and are running short of money.
Everyone is familiar with lasagne. Who hasn’t made this Italian dish, delighting in the layers of pasta, meat and mix of tomato and bechamel sauce. Lasagne is always a crowd pleaser and the hot steaming dish makes a great centre piece on the table. Baked bean lasagne is made with baked beans in the place of meat. Adding passata to the baked bean sauce adds flavour making for a delicious meal. Baked beans are naturally high in protein and fibre as well as being low in fat. This makes baked bean lasagne a great dish if you are dieting. It will keep you feeling full whilst being low in calories.
Heinz No Added Sugar Beanz
Are you trying to cut back on sugar? If so you are not alone. 34% of UK households are trying to cut back on eating sugary foods. It can be hard to do this as many foods contain hidden sugar. You really need to check the labels carefully. Heinz are trying to help and have recently launched No Added Sugar Beanz. The sweet taste is added naturally with stevia plant extracts. As well as having less sugar Heinz No Added Sugar Beanz contain 25% less salt than the standard beans. They still have the same great taste. I was recently sent a couple of cans of No Added Sugar Beanz to try and they made a great base for my baked bean lasagne.
Baked Bean Lasagne Recipe
This tasty baked bean lasagne does not take long to prepare and get into the oven.
Baked Bean Lasagne
A delicious lasagne made with baked beans.
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 red pepper
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 2 tins baked beans
- 1 tsp mixed herbs
- 25g butter
- 25g plain flour
- 300ml milk
- 75g grated cheese
- 1 tsp mustard
- 10 sheets lasagne
- black pepper for seasoning
- Peel and chop the onion and garlic into small pieces.
- Remove the seeds from the pepper and cut into small slices.
- Heat some oil in a pan and gently cook the onions, garlic and pepper until they are soft.
- Add the tomatoes and baked beans into the pan with the herbs.
- Set to one side.
- In another pan make the cheese sauce.
- Melt the butter in a pan and gradually add the flour to make smooth paste.
- Add the milk a little at a time whilst stirring to make a smooth sauce
- When the sauce bubbles and thickens stir in the cheese letting it melt
- Remove from the heat
- Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4
- In an oven proof dish add a third of the bean mixture
- Top with sheets of lasagne then add more bean mixture and half the cheese sauce
- Add another layer of lasagne and pour the rest of the cheese sauce on the top
- Sprinkle some grated cheese on top
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.
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What are your favourite tasty and delicious budget recipes? Let me know below.
I was sent some baked bean to try out but my opinions are my own.