This Jamaican rice and peas one pot dish is a great side dish to a larger Caribbean meal. In Jamaica the beans used for this dish are called 'peas' hence the title. Serve with meat, fish or just by itself.
This is a dish from the Eastern seaboard of America, where the pork and beans are traditionally simmered slowly in an earthenware casserole. It is the kind of dish that you can prepare ahead and leave to bubble away while you tend to other things. Baked jacket potatoes and crusty bread are perfect for soaking up the delicious sauce.
Meaty sausages are simple to cook, succulent and juicy, and when combined with diced vegetables and tender Puy lentils they make a hearty meal with a healthy balance of nutrients.
Try this quick idea for an easy, nutritious, bean-based meal that the whole family will love.
Nourishing lentils are great value and very good for you. The warm spices and rich coconut milk combine to create an intoxicatingly flavoured dish.
A comforting and nutritious vegetarian main course served topped with succulent, lightly caramelised onions.
Butternut squash, green beans and sweetcorn make a superb combination in this fast and tasty stew, based on a Native American dish. Serve with crusty bread.
In Spain, the home of this spicy dish, chickpeas are very popular and are often stewed with a small amount of meat and a vegetable or two to make hearty one-pot feasts. Serve this with chunks of rustic sourdough bread on the side, so that you can dip it in to enjoy every drop of the delicious gravy.
Enjoy the taste of the Mediterranean with this vegetarian pie. It's packed with vegetables and chickpeas cooked in red wine with tomatoes and Italian herbs, and is topped with a Parmesan, sun-dried tomato and fresh basil mash. Serve with a seasonal green vegetable, such as Savoy cabbage, for extra vitamins and minerals.
If you've never before thought of using pulses in a stir-fry, here's a satisfying recipe to try. It combines 2 different kinds of canned beans with fresh green beans for contrast, plus strips of ham, onions and a creamy mustard sauce with a hint of lemon to add to the flavours. Tossed with pasta, this is a great meal made in one pot.