Chilli bean ranch pasties


Serves: 4

Prep: 15 min
Cook: 20 min


1 tbsp sunflower oil
4 rashers rindless, smoked, streaky bacon, cut into strips
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
200g can baked beans
50g mature Cheddar cheese, finely diced
a few drops Tabasco sauce
375g rolled puff pastry
Milk, for brushing
mixed salad leaves, to serve


1. Preheat the oven to 220C/gas 7. Heat the oil in a small pan and cook the bacon, onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes until golden. Remove from the heat and mix with the baked beans and diced cheese; add Tabasco to taste.

2. Open out the pastry and cut into quarters to give four 20 x 11cm rectangles. Spoon the filling into the centre of each, then bring up the edges to enclose the filling. Press the edges together to create a seam across the centre of each pasty. Transfer to a baking sheet, brush with a little milk and bake for 12-15 minutes until puffed and golden brown.

3. Serve with salad and watch them disappear.

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