Super easy & super yummy Bean Dish

With my sister being a nurse & working irregular shifts in the hospital, it’s sometimes challenging to make sure we still eat enough vegetables on daily basis & don’t end up eating too much bread-based meals. I think, especially when working irregular shifts, it is super important to ensure a balanced, complete diet for yourself. Therefore, I love to discover or create recipes, which are healthy & easy to cook, so that I can make sure my sister & I eat well, whatever the schedule may look like. The recipe below ticks most of those boxes. And so, we find ourselves turning to it time and again.

This recipe is & has been a favourite in this house for years now. I made it for the first time a couple of summers ago & have made it a zillion times since. It is full of vegetables & flavour. And because it is so easy to make, it is a perfect go-to-meal during busy weekdays. You won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen to produce this delicious, flavour- packed bean dish.

For the healthiest version of this dish, you can chose to leave the Doritos & cheese off. This is what I do when my sister takes the beans to work. When we’re eating it at home, though, we do prefer to top the dish with some natural Doritos & little bit of cheese. I wouldn’t recommend omitting the crème fraiche, because it adds a lovely creamy & rounded flavour to the whole dish. If you want, you could try to find a light version, though.

I hope you will love this recipe as much as I do. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me in the comments below:)

Super easy & super yummy Bean Dish

  • Servings: 3 to 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tablespoon (sunflower) oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 celery stalks, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
  • Chili powder, to taste.
  • 1 small can (70g) concentrated tomato paste
  • 1/8 litre (about 125 ml) vegetable stock˟
  • 1 can of corn (300g), drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of kidney beans (400g), drained and rinsed
  • Pepper and salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon crème Fraiche/ sour cream.
  • Optional: handful of natural Doritos
  • Optional: ¼ cup grated cheese

˟I use a quarter cube to make the stock.


  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat. Add the onion and fry for about two
    minutes. Then add the celery, bell peppers, salt, pepper and some chili powder. I tend not to add too much salt, because the concentrated tomato paste and the stock will add quite a bit of salt to the dish at a later stage. I also go easy on the chili powder, but if you like your bean dishes spicy, feel free to add as much as you want.
  • Fry the vegetables on medium heat until they start to soften, but still have a bite to them.
  • Now add the tomato paste and the stock to the vegetables. Stir well.
  • Add the beans and the corn. Stir well and allow the beans and corn to heat through. Leave to simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off and add the crème Fraîche. Give everything a good stir.
  • Technically, your bean dish is done & ready to serve. But for a little less healthy, yet super yummy version of this dish, you can transfer the beans to a baking dish, cover it with a handful of Doritos and top it all off with some grated cheese. Place it in a preheated oven on 180°C for about 3 minutes. Keep a sharp eye on your dish, because the Doritos brown very quickly.
  • Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Super easy & super yummy Bean Dish

  1. I just had it at your place and it’s very nice…and difficult to stop eating! But I also love to hear all the nice singing that goes with it while preparing. I’m sure that gives the special happy healthy taste!

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