Bean casserole served with green pesto on a whole grain baguette 

One more easy and quick meal for busy days. Simple and tasty recipe. And can we just take a moment to appreciate, how delicious it looks?

Delicious bean casserole + green pesto + whole grain baguette

Ingredients for bean casserole:

  • 200 g Borlotti beans, cooked*
  • 800 g Grounded pork
  • 1 red Chili
  • 1 red Onion, large
  • 1 Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 can/400 g Organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can/400 g Heinz cream of Tomato soup
  • 2 tsp Garam Masala ( or after taste)
  • Salt, pepper (after taste)

* I cooked beans night before and stored in a fridge, so it saves you a lot of time next day

Ingredients for green pesto:

  • 250 g baby spinach
  • 2 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime (fresh squeezed juice from it)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Salt (after taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan.
  3. Add chopped onion, garlic and chili. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring once in a while.
  4. Add grounded pork, Garam Masala and salt. Continue to cook until meat is browned.
  5. Take a casserole dish and add cooked meat, beans, crushed tomatoes and Heinz cream of Tomato soup. Add extra salt and spices, if necessary.
  6. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, let’s make some fresh green pesto. I know, the best pesto is made in mortar, but as a busy ( and a bit lazy 😀) woman, I used a food processor and it came out perfect.

Just add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until you get a smooth consistency. For more silky texture, add more oil.

Serve with a fresh baked baguette!

Enjoy it! 

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