Bacon and Bean Casserole Recipe

Bacon and Bean Casserole Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

30 ml/2 tbsp oil
450 g/1 lb bacon, chopped
3 onions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red (bell) pepper, sliced
300 g/11 oz/1 medium can of kidney beans, drained
400 g/14 oz/1 large can of tomatoes, chopped
15 ml/1 tbsp dried oregano
450 ml/0.75 pt/2 cups Chicken Stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

30 ml/2 tbsp chopped parsley

Method :

Heat the oil and fry (saute) the bacon until cooked through, then transfer to a casserole dish (Dutch oven). Fry the onions, garlic and red pepper until soft, then transfer to the casserole with the kidney beans, tomatoes, oregano and stock. Season to taste and bake in a preheated oven at 200C/400F/gas mark 6 for
20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 150C/300F/gas mark 2 for a further 2 hours. Serve sprinkled with the parsley.

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