Money was short in our home growing up, and this is a cheap and delicious way of filling the family up. It's also very easy to throw together and bung in the oven. I don't peel the potatoes, as the skin gives the mash a bit of extra taste. It's up to you though.
There are many variations you can add to this dish. A chopped onion in with the beans is good, or slices of ham. You can add cheese to the mash, or put it on top.
my kids absolutely loved this quick dish. next time we might add bacon to it and a dash of worcester sauce. - 15 Aug 2012