I have to Thank my good friend Alex for introducing me to this recipe. This is quite simply one of the tastiest vegetarian meals I have tried recently.
I made this over the Christmas holidays for Mr Hungry Squirrel, and my Sister-In-Law and niece who are both vegetarian, and it went down a treat. Even the meatiest eaters of my family loved it!
Add the chopped tomatoes, passata, crumbled stock cubes and pesto. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes until all the vegetables are really soft.
Add the beans, mix thoroughly into the stew, and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
Place into a gratin dish and leave to cool slightly.
Once cooled, cover with breadcrumbs, and then sprinkle a liberal helping of cheese on the top.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Dig in, and enjoy!
PS – This would serve 6 hungry squirrels!