Dec 5, 2009

Fast to cook : Chilli Beans Sandwich

Sometimes you need something that can cook fast and is tasty. Quite often I'm bored to cook full fledged meals..H also finds them too heavy in the evenings..

I love watching Tv cooking shows and one of them is the show on Etv gujarati. I saw this sandwich yesterday and I was ready to cook it today...

I did end up modifying the recipe to my liking..and before I could get any good pics of it..the sandwiches were eaten.. talk about yummy!

photo courtesy Corbis

I loved this pic. Since I did not have any pic of the sandwich..lets say this is how H looked while eating...

List of ingredients.

8-10 slices of bread (I used garlic bread, use white, brown, multi-grain whatever works for you)
1 onion - chopped
1 capsicum - chopped finely (use a mix of green, red, yellow)
1 tsp garlic - chopped finely (5-6 cloves)
1 cup baked beans with sauce
1/2 cup paneer - diced (this wasn't in the original recipe)
1 cup boiled sweet corn (I didn't have corn, so added paneer)
some olives.

salt to taste
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp tomato ketchup
processed cheese

Butter the bread slices and keep aside.

In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil, add onions, garlic. Saute till onions turn translucent. Add capsicum, corn, paneer and saute for 2-4 min.

Add the baked beans, tomato ketchup, oregano, paprika and mix well.

Add salt at the end after tasting (beans have some salt, plus cheese will have some salt too)

Put 2-3 tsp of this bean mix in between the breads, add cheese. Add olives if you wish over the cheese.

Place the second slice of bread over this, apply a bit of butter and cheese on top and grill in oven for around 5-7 min till the cheese melts.

Or you could toast it on a tava on the stove. Tastes as good.

There was some mix left over in the morning, so I tried using burger mayonnaise instead of butter, added the mix and toasted to a crisp brown on the tava...tasted awesome!

Mix and match and see what you come up with!!