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Underwood 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 white onion
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tin baked beans
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 grating Cheddar cheese (or Leicestershire Cheese)
  • 1 sprinkling of breadcrumbs

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Underwood 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.

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

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