Quiche with Home Made Baked Beans with Bacon

I like to buy gammon every now and again, I love it as part of a roast dinner and also for sandwiches. There's so many ways you can use it. one of my favourite ways is in a quiche, so I went back to this cheese, onion and gammon quiche here.

On a previous visit to B&M, I'd bought some haricot beans at 29 p for a tin and they'd been sitting in my cupboard for a while now. I decided that now would be the perfect time to use these up. I do like to have baked beans every now and again, but as we know the sauce is not all that great for us (even though the beans are pretty good!). I loved the idea of making my own baked beans, so thought we'd give it a try.


1 tin of haricot beans, drained
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon of tomato puree
100 g smoked bacon, chopped
1 tsp Mixed Herbs
1 tsp of sugar
tablespoon of vinegar (make sure it is gluten free)
Salt and Pepper


  1. Fry the bacon in a medium sized pan.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil.
  3. Lower the heat and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the sauce has started to thicken and reduce.


Meal Plan 17/11/13 - 23/11/13

This weeks meal plan is a mixture of trying to use some of the store cupboard ingredients up, but also the cost of this weeks shopping is slightly higher than it would have been as I have stocked up on cereal for the other half. If I see some good offers on cereals he likes, I do try and stock up on them as he tends to eat a lot of it. 

We're making more of an effort to cook something on a Friday that's kind of like a takeaway. What tends to happen sometimes on a Friday is that we'll have a nice meal planned, but we'll end up ordering instead as we feel like "treating ourselves" as it's Friday. Last weekend worked pretty well as we had home made prawn fried rice with crispy fried chicken.

Meal Plan 17/11/13 - 23/11/13

Jacket Potato with Prawns
Lentil & Bacon Soup
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry
Gammon Quiche with home made baked beans & bacon
Italian Beef Stew
Lamb Koftas with Pitta Bread & Raita
Chicken & Leek Potato Pie

Shopping List:

Milk £1.00
Bananas ( 5 - 0.84 kg) £0.57
Gala Apples £1.00
Satsumas £1.00
Mayonnaise (750 ml) £1.18
Red Potatoes £2.25
Tinned Tomatoes x 2 £0.62
Frosted Shredded Wheats £1.00
Wheatabix 36 £2.00
Chickpeas £0.60
Ginger (5g) £0.10
Eggs £1.41
Parsnips £1.00
Chicken Thighs £3.58
Leeks £1.00
Low Fat Crème Fraiche £1.10
Jiff Lemon Juice £0.55
Whole Grain Mustard £0.58
Mature Cheese £2.00
Stewing Beef - 450 g £7.00
Lamb Mince £0.00
Butternut Squash (0.605 kg) £0.57
Mint £0.70
Garlic £0.30
Pitta Bread £0.50
Free From Pitta £2.00
Raita £1.20
Free From Bread £1.75
Bread £1.50
Tuna 2 X 3 sandwich tuna £4.00
Sweetcorn £1.20

Total £43.26

The above was bought from Asda on 16/11/13

Breakfast: Cereal, Eggs, Fruit, Bacon
Lunch: Tuna & Sweetcorn Sandwiches, Leftovers
Snacks: Apples, Bananas Satsumas, 
Leftovers:  Peppers in jar, Sweet Potato, Lentils, Bacon, Haricot Beans, Cooked Gammon