Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Bean and Bacon Stew - A Pressure King Pro Recipe

This meal is not the most summery of meals but then again we have not been having much of a summer! But it is an easy meal which is perfect for the busy summer holidays. Who doesn't love a good old one pot meal? I love them, less washing up, full of flavour and super easy and this one is no exception. Plus when made in the Pressure King Pro it is cooked in a fraction of the time!

Beans are a great way to bulk out a meal and helps you to cut down on more expensive ingredients. This recipe is a great meal when you are getting to the month end and money is a bit tight. It is a cheap meal that will make enough for the family plus enough for some leftovers the following day. As well as a cheap way to bulk our a meal they are also a healthy addition. They are full of fibre, protein and iron! With the fresh vegetables you know that you are getting a bowl full of goodness!

This is what I did...

Bean and Bacon Stew


1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 red pepper, chopped
75g green beans, chopped
300mls vegetable stock
500g new potatoes, halved and quartered
10 rashers of smoked bacon, fat removed and chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 x 400g tin of three bean salad in water
1 x 395g tin taco mixed beans in a Mexican sauce
1tbsp olive oil

Pressure King Pro Method

1 - Using the stew function fry the onions and red pepper in the olive oil for 5 minutes

2 - Add the bacon and fry for a further 5 minutes

3 - Add the remaining ingredients, mix thoroughly, close the lid and place on the stew mode for 30 minutes

Oven Top Method

1 - Fry the onions and red pepper in a large saute pan for 5 minutes, then add the chopped bacon

2 - Cook for a further 2 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients and bringing to the boil

3 - Once boiling reduce the heat to a minimum and simmer for 40 - 45 minutes or until the potatoes are soft

This was such a tasty meal and one the whole family loved. The smoked bacon adds a real depth of flavour and combined with the spicy flavours from the Mexican beans it really is a warming dish that is perfect all year round!

This is such a versatile dish, you can add or take out any ingredients according to taste. If you do not like smoked bacon just use non smoked. I have told you how to make this meal the quick way but it is also just as tasty when made in a slow cooker. This is even a meal that I think I could make while we are away camping! I am definitely going to have a go.

Enjoy x

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  1. This bean and bacon dish is so healthy and yummy. Thanks for sharing the step by step guide and pictures.

  2. I LOVE adding beans to meals - as you say it is a great way to make a dish go further and save a few pennies, but also I just love the flavour! This looks a great dish - really hearty and comforting...great for winter...or summer days that feel like winter!! Eb x

  3. We just love making casserole type of one-pot meals with beans - they're so blinking easy aren't they - especially when the beans are don't need soaking too.
    Angela x

  4. Oh what a delicious and simple sounding dish this is. I love easy one pot dishes.

  5. I love a good bean stew. They are always so satisfying to eat..... whatever the weather! x

  6. Wow, we can also make bacon with beans to? I have never heard about this. Thank you for adding this to my knowledge, I will make them soon.

  7. I also love to have beans in the meals. Their flavour and taste is something else for me. Its so nice of you to share the ingredients and bith cooking methods with us. Thanks!

  8. Oh this is a must make looks delicious Kirsty


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