Monday, May 9, 2011

Recipe: Baked Bean, Sausage and Cheddar Pasties


Ok, this recipe sounds slightly "chavvy" perhaps, but it's good old comfort food favourite, and tastes absolutely marvellous! They are large pies for people like me and my brother who have a big appetite, and infact I normally serve these with piles of creamy mash, steamed broccoli and gravy! I dread to imagine how many calories all that comes to! I use "350g" baked beans, and i am aware theres about 410g in a normal tin of baked beans- but lately i have been using those neat 1kg Heinz beans plastic tubs that you keep in the fridge. They are really useful actually. These are nice cold too, a nice handheld lunch for when you are in a hurry!

Baked Bean, Sausage and Cheese Pasties (makes 2 large pasties) £1.64 per pie!

4 sausages, skin removed and meat squeezed out into little balls
100g grated cheddar
350g baked beans
1 sheet ready rolled Shortcrust pastry
1 egg, for egg wash

1. Preheat the fan oven to 180 (200 if not using a fan oven). In a large frying pan, fry the sausage pieces until well browned (about 6 minutes). Remove the sausages with a slotted spoon into a mixing bowl.
2. Mix in the baked beans and grated cheddar. Halve the sheet of Shortcrust pastry, and spoon the baked bean mixture equally onto each one. Fold over the rest of the pastry and seal.
3. Line a baking tray with greaseproof, and place the pasties on it. Brush with egg wash and cut a couple of little holes in the top, and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and serve!

2 comments:

  1. Nice idea! Locally I can buy a homemade baked bean pie which is simply a pie crust filled with BB's under a layer of cheese and crust on top. It's OK but the addition of sausage or even bacon would lift it up a notch.  ツ

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  2. Yeah my brother loves these sort of "Breakfast-Style" pies, we have them all the time (and they are super cheap to make- we've always got sausages, beans and cheese in the fridge, and the ready rolled pastry is like only a £1 from the shops!)

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