Bean Casserole

PennyBy Penny  ,   

January 3, 2018

A tasty meat free casserole

  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings


3 tblspn olive oil

4 celery sticks diced

4 medium carrot diced

3 leeks, trimmed sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

100ml white wine or use water

2 tins chopped tomatoes

Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

About 700ml hot vegetable stock

Tin borlotti beans, drained

Tin cannellini beans, drained

Or use baked beans or mixed beans

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper

Fresh oregano and thyme leaves picked


1Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat.

2 Add the celery and carrots and cook, stirring, for 7-8 minutes.

3 Add the leeks, cook for 3-4 minutes, then stir in the garlic and wine. Let the wine cook out for a few minutes.

4Add the tomatoes and lemon zest and season well.

5Add the stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the vegetables are just tender and the liquid has reduced.

6Stir in the beans and Worcestershire sauce then cook for 5 another minutes.

7Remove from the heat and stir in the oregano or thyme and the lemon juice.

8Check seasoning

9Serve with crusty bread


10 Reviews

Karen Martin

January 14, 2018

Sorry to be stupid but where do I find the website for the recipes please? Thanks


January 9, 2018

I thought this tasted ok, like the idea of doing it with sausages so might try that next time. Halved the recipe and it still easily made 3 adult portions. Really low in calories which was great. Used water instead of wine, mix of canellini and butter beans, bottled lemon juice (left out the zest) and fresh thyme.

Sarah Curtis Scrafton

January 6, 2018

Made this tonight with a tin of chick peas and a tin of black beans I found in the cupboard. Gorgeous. Fed 3 of us easily and I have 2 large portions frozen for lunches.


January 6, 2018

Update on yesterday’s review: had 2 bowls of this yesterday and then today had 3 more portions, this time with sausages. And there’s still some bean casserole left! My partner had Quorn sausages and me and my son had regular frozen pork sausages (which kept the cost down). Some crusty bread ensured nobody left the table wanting more.


January 5, 2018

Just made the Bean Casserole gift the first time…YUM! Feeling very virtuous too with all those veg and beans. My partner is a vegetarian so I made a replacement Worcestershire sauce (2 tsp HP Sauce mixed with 1 tsp of Smokey Barbecue sauce). The “serves 4” bit is, for once, not correct in a positive way…this recipe makes loads!! Will definitely do this again.

Donna Walker

January 3, 2018

I hate beans as much as I hate Brussels sprouts! I have the cooking thing down fine, it’s just everything else x

Caroline Macfarlane

January 3, 2018

Donna Walker u seen this site x

Heather Westwood

January 3, 2018

Fab! Thank you x

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

January 3, 2018

Yes , sauté the veg first then into a slow cooker but use only 400ml stock . P

Heather Westwood

January 3, 2018

Can you do this in a slow cooker?x