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I am cannot lie, this is not my recipe but it is taken from a Slimming World recipe from one of my ladies when I was a consultant in 2009. It is genius and is FREE if you are on a Slimming World diet. The key ingredients (apart from the tomatoes) are the baked beans and the pickled onion. Do not omit!
TOMATOES are a rich source of lycopene, which is an important antioxidant helping prevent a variety of diseases. Eat tomatoes with olive oil to increase the body’s ability to absorb lycopene.
BAKED BEANS supply many nutrients, including plant protein, fiber, B vitamins, minerals, and health-protective plant compounds. Opt for ‘no added sugar’ versions, such as Weight Watchers.
1 tbsp olive oil * 1 onion, finely chopped * 1 celery, finely chopped * 1 leek, finely chopped * 1 carrot, finely chopped * 2 x 395g (14 oz) tinned tomatoes * 285ml (½ pint) vegetable stock * 200g (7oz) baked beans, small tin * 1 large pickled onion, chopped * freshly ground black pepper * fresh basil, chopped
Gently warm the oil in a non-stick saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, celery, leek and carrot, stir-frying for 2-3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and stock, bring to the boil and season with black pepper.
Reduce to a medium heat and cook for 10-12 minutes. Add the baked beans and pickled onion. Blend until smooth, warm through again then serve, garnishing with chopped basil.
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