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    Bean & Bacon Cobbler

    Easy, delicious & relatively healthy. Dumplings without the suet. Great comfort food.

    • Total time: 1.5hours

    Serves: 4


    • 1 large onion
      1tbsp olive oil
      4 sticks celery
      350g crushed tomatoes (or 400g tin chopped tomatoes)
      150ml (1/4pt) Chicken Stock
      400g Butter Beans
      Bacon Rashers

      85g (3oz) Butter
      225g (8oz) Self-raising flour
      2tsp dried mixed herbs
      175ml (6 fl oz) milk


    1. Preheat oven to 200deg/Gas 6/fan 180 Cut Bacon rashers and set aside - save some separately for the topping. Fry onion in the oil for 2-3mins. Add Bacon and celery. Add tomatoes and stock boil and simmer for 20mins. The add beans and seasoning.
    2. For the cobbler: Rub the butter into the flour. Stir in the herbs, salt and milk.
    3. Put the sauce in the dish (3pt/1.7L dish). Spoon over the topping and scatter with reserved bacon. Bake for 25-30mins till golden. You can add cooked chicken or sausages as well as extra veg such as courgette and mushrooms to the sauce for a more filling meal or hungry growing children!

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