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Meat Free Monday Hoisin Bean Recipe

A twist on serving kidney and cannellini beans. Hoisin sauce gives the beans a wonderful depth of flavour and a delicious and versatile Meat Free Monday option.

Meat Free Monday-Hoisin Beans
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Quick, easy and tasty this recipe will surprise you, cooked in minutes and a versatile meal to serve on Meat Free Monday.
Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2-4
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 125ml/½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 4 Tablspoons soya sauce
  • 2 Tablspoons honey
  • 4 Tablspoons Japanese rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 125ml/1/2 cup water
  • 300g/1 tin cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 400g/1 tin red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 chopped red chilli, if desired
  • Handful of chopped coriander to serve
  • Optional for a thicker sauce
  • Dilute 1 Tablespoon of cornflour in 4 Tablespoons of water
  1. Add all the ingredients into a medium saucepan, simmer on low, stirring often for 5-10 minutes or until the beans have warmed through.
  2. If you would prefer a thicker sauce, add the diluted cornflour and cook for a further 3 minutes stirring continuously, until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Serve as bowl food topped with the optional chopped chilli and corriander, over a baked potato, noodles or on toast.
Vegans can substitute the honey for golden or maple syrup.
The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, for a large crowd.
Serves two as bowl food, serves 4 if served on a baked potato, over noodles or on toast.
Enjoy this unusual and very tasty bean recipe.

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