kentish spicy bean and bacon casserole.

morgan Kinch

morgan Kinch from Herne Bay High in Canterbury 2017 winner

i absolutely adore spicy foods. My family and I are adventurous with our taste buds and do not enjoy bland foods. We love eating meals from other cultures such as Japan,Greece, France and India. I like spicy foods. This dish represents a Mexican meal as it has lots of herbs and endless spices. It was fun to make and took a lot of practising at home. When it is my birthday I do not like having classic meals,I treat myself and have an indian curry, or a Chinese, or a spicy Mexican meal.


Heat the oil in a large saucepan. add the onions, peppers, celery and garlic, stir over medium heat until soft. Then add the chorizo and bacon, stir for a few minutes over a medium heat. add the spices, red wine vinegar, stock cube with 150 ml of water, tomatoe puree and parsley and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.Then add the tinned tomatoes and the tinned beans, stir and leave to simmer for a further 10 minutes on a medium heat. Add the baby plum tomatoes.
While the casserole is simmering, prepare the garlic bread.
Slice a small French stick diagonally, mix the butter, parsley and garlic together until you have a thick paste. Spread the butter evenly on each side of the bread. Then put in the oven on a tray at 180c for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Serve the casserole in a bowl, decorate the top with a sprig of parsley and place the garlic bread on a side plate.


1 large onion or 2 small onions. ( finely chopped)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 celery sticks. ( chopped)
100g of chorizo. ( cut small)
250gms chopped bacon
a 197g tin of chopped tomatoes.
1 red pepper. (chopped)
2 garlic cloves. ( very finely cut or crushed)
1 tbsp. of tomato puree.
150ml of stock cube ( veg or chicken)
1 tbsp. of red wine vinegar
1 tsp of cumin seeds.
1/2 tsp of cinnamon.
2 tsp of coriander seeds.
1/2 tsp of ground cumin.
1/2 tsp of turmeric.
1 tsp of cayenne pepper.
salt and pepper.
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp of chilli powder ( or your own chillies)
1 tin chick peas.
1 tin of black eyed beans.
1 tin of lentils.
1 tin of kidney beans in chilli sauce.
(or other beans)
200g of mushrooms (optional)
chopped parsley, finely chopped.
100gm of baby plum tomatoes.

small French stick.
2 tbsp of butter.
finely chopped parsley.
crushed garlic clove.