As a note of pre-warning, my instructions may seem unnecessarily detailed, this is to help out an incompetent person like myself, rather than to insult anyone's intelligence!
The ingredients listed serve six people. If you're feeding fewer you can freeze the sauce for another meal, or just halve the ingredients.
The Bean Casserole could be served and eaten with jacket potatoes, rice, bread, or anything else you have in your cupboard I'm sure would work! The meal outlined below is for a Bean Casserole served with rice.
Measuring device for rice portions (can use a mug)
I used a deep sided sauté pan for the sauce and a small sauce pan for the rice
Three cans of Tomato
Two cans of Beans
Clove of garlic
A White Onion
*Note on the ingredients: Onions, Garlic, Tomato paste etc. add flavour but are not vital, so can be mixed out on a budget. The recipe is pretty flexible so you could add courgette, aubergine, or carrots instead. So its a good meal for finishing off left over vegetables.
Peel then chop up your Onions.
Chop up your peppers
Chop up some basilFirst Place the pan on a medium heat.
Medium as in literally between the highest and lowest temperatures
Then pour a tablespoon of olive oil into the pan.
Pour the onions into pan and cook gently for about 5 minutes, till soft.
Add a clove (one section) of garlic.
Stir for four minutes
Add the Chopped peppers and cook for about five minutes; till softened.
Toss the vegetables around in the pan, cooking for a couple of minutes
Add the tomato sauce
Add a teaspoon of tomato paste
Add in tins of mixed beans