Cheesy Three-Bean Bake Recipe

I felt like something cheesy today, but also something on the reasonably-healthy side. If you like simple dishes, this is the one for you. This served both of us well and was a filling early dinner. You can’t beat baked beans!

All you need are a few ingredients:

1 regular sized can of baked beans in tomato sauce
1 regular sized can of three-bean mix (usually contains chickpeas, butter beans, and some other kind of bean)
granulated parmesan cheese
grated cheddar cheese
1 sliced tomato
salt & pepper

To assemble, you tip the 3bean mix into a sieve and rinse under the tap until all the syrupy bean goo is gone. Then tip it into a smallish baking dish. Add your can of baked beans. Stir together until evenly mixed. Sprinkle with parmesan. Sprinkle with a generous amount of grated cheese. Top with tomato slices. Sprinkle tomato with a bit of salt and pepper. And then bake until the cheese is golden.

I actually baked this in my Tiffany Snack Master, which is like a mini oven that you usually make cheesies or small pizzas in, or to heat pies or toasted sandwiches, etc. I find it actually does a pretty good job of these kinds of quick-baked dishes too. The serving per person was about the equivalent of one whole can of baked beans, so the dish fit in the mini-oven very nicely. You get a good crispy cheesy top, too, and it did a great job of condensing the flavour of the tomatoes too.

All up a pretty tasty dish! I think I’ll do this again next time I feel like beans 🙂

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