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Homemade Baked Beans with Grilled Cheese

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil1 onion,
  • finely chopped 1 stalk celery,
  • finely chopped 1 carrot,
  • finely chopped 1 clove garlic,
  • crushed 400g can cherry tomatoes in juice
  • 400g can cannellini beans, drained and well rinsed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • small sprig rosemary
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 thick slices wholegrain toast 120g
  • Tilba Dairy Premium Vintage cheddar

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the vegetables have softened. Add tomatoes, then fill the empty can with water and pour into the pan with beans, bay leaf and rosemary. Cook covered for 30 minutes or until the mixture has thickened and vegetables are tender. Stir through remaining oil and season with pepper.2. Top each slice of toast with cheese and grill for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and golden. Arrange a slice of grilled cheese toast on each serving plate and spoon over baked beans.