How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 180 d C/350 d F/Gas Mark 4, 10 minutes before required. Drain the beans, rinse under cold water and put in a saucepan. Peel 1 one of the onions and add to the beans with a bay leaf. Pour in the water.
  • Bring to a rapid boil and cook for 10 minutes, then turn down the heat, cover and simmer for 50 minutes, or until the beans are almost tender. Drain the beans, reserving the liquor, but discarding the onion and bay leaf.
  • Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 6-7 minutes until almost tender when tested with the point of a knife. Drain and reserve.
  • Peel and chop the remaining onion. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion with the garlic and leeks for 10 minutes until softened. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, thyme and parsley. Stir in the beans, with 300ml - 1/2pint of the reserved liquor and season to taste. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Layer the potato slices, courgettes and ladlefuls of bean mixture in a large flameproof casserole dish. To make the topping, mix together the breadcrumbs and cheese and sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through and the topping is golden brown and crisp. Serve immediately.

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  • ayeyerma 8 years ago
    This sounds fab. I love to have a veggie night during the this will be the dish to make ta x
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  • aussie_meat_pie 10 years ago
    Muscovado is a type of unrefined brown sugar with a strong molasses flavour.
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    " It was excellent "
    karlyn255 ate it and said...
    love this one. but tell me whats muscovado sugar?
    I never heard of it here in the states. Could it be our Dark brown sugar?
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