Old Jacket, New Look

13461078_1170643926313042_26380596_oWe all know the classic ‘jacket potato’ with baked beans. Super delicious of course, but you can do so much more with that good old jacket potato. There are hundreds of recipes you can think of for a potato. The potato is basically nice with anything, thanks to its neutral taste and texture.
It’s a lovely meal for when you have a busy afternoon a head of you or after you can finally sit down. It’s tasty, filling and I think for a lot of people it’s very high on their ‘comfort food list’. It’s an easy recipe, but if you include the time it needs to be in the oven, it’s not a fast meal. Though, you could make the potatoes and the sauce in advancem so you only have to warm it up. Because if you had a long day and you’re hungry, waiting for your food for over an hour isn’t much fun.
This jacket potato is super tasty, with its healthy and filling sauce. He might keep his old jacket, but let’s give him a new look on the inside!


13282614_1157047704339331_261320758_oServes: 2

2 big potatoes
1 can mixed beans
2 tomatoes
1/8 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup chickpeas
1/2 red pepper
1/2 tsp Oregano
1 small clove of garlic (mashed)
1 tbsp cheese (grated)
1/3 spring onion (diced)
1/2 tsp olive oil

-Preheat the oven to 200C.
-Rub a little bit of olive oil on each potato and put them in the oven for 25 minutes.
-Turn the oven down to 170C and bake the potatoes for another 50-60 minutes until they’re nice and soft.
-In the meantime blend the tomatoes, the chickpeas, the red pepper, the tomato paste, the oregano and the garlic until it’s a smooth sauce.
-Pour this in a sauce pan, add the beans and let it boil for 2 minutes on a low fire.
-Open the potatoes on the top and pour in the bean sauce.
-Sprinkle the spring onion and the cheese on top and serve.

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