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Beanie Thing

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When there was not much left in the cupboards my Mum threw together a dinner with what she had. This particular recipe became a family favourite and is still made by us all.


Serves: 4-6

  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tin baked beans
  • 1 tin peeled tinned tomatoes
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter
  • sprinkling of Cheddar cheese (or Leicestershire Cheese)
  • sprinkling of breadcrumbs


Beanie Thing is a community recipe submitted by orfordpiece and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Slice the onion and add to a large saucepan with butter.
  • Gently heat on the hob to sweat the onion in the butter.
  • Add flour to make a roux (thick mix of the butter, flour and onion).
  • Add milk (about 1 pint) and beat until it is smooth and thick.
  • Add cheddar (or leicestershire) cheese to the sauce to taste.
  • Add 1 tin of baked beans to the sauce.
  • Add 1 tin of peeled tomatoes to the sauce.
  • Transfer the mixture to a casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top and some more grated cheese.
  • Bake in the oven at 180ºC for 40 minutes.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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