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Jamie's Cajun-spiced beans and cheesy corn dumplings recipe

Jamie's Cajun-spiced beans and cheesy corn dumplings recipe

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Jamie says: "Heroing store-cupboard staples, these Cajun-spiced beans and veggies are topped with a cheat’s cornbread-style topping using frozen sweetcorn and cottage cheese. Say hello to your new family favourite." See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 546 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 2 onions
  • 3 mixed-colour peppers
  • 300g chestnut mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • 2 heaped teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 2 x 400g tins of mixed beans/butter beans
  • 2 x 400g tins of quality plum tomatoes
  • 200g tinned sweetcorn in water
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 150g cottage cheese
  • optional: green salad

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    8g 12%
  • Saturates

    3g 13%
  • Sugars

    24g 27%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 97.3g Protein 24.7g Fibre 16.6g


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  1. Peel and finely chop the onions, deseed and roughly chop the peppers and roughly chop the mushrooms. Place everything into a large casserole pan on a medium heat with a tablespoon of oil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and sweet.

  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Add the taco seasoning to the pan and cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes. Tip the beans and their juice into the pan with the tomatoes, breaking them up with the back of a wooden spoon, and season. Leave on the hob to blip away while you make the dumplings.

  3. Drain the sweetcorn and place in a food processor with the flour and cottage cheese, then pulse until you have a rough dough. With wet hands, form 8 round dumplings and pop them on the top of the beans. 

  4. Brush the dumplings with a little olive, then transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until bubbling and golden.

Tip: If you want to go all-out, serve with some smashed avo, coriander and a dollop of yogurt.

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