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What goes well with baked beans and mash?

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PeterParkerSays Thu 17-Oct-13 10:56:45

DS (4) is being particularly "choosy" about what he'll eat at the moment. At tea time, he'll either eat nothing, or a really limited palate - fish and mash, beans and mash etc.

He refused to eat any tea last night, so we have a plate of mash and baked beans sitting in the fridge for tonight's tea for DS (we're having soup). I know that DS is getting bored of mash and beans on its own, whatever he says, so want to put something else on his plate. Any ideas of stuff that goes well with these / a recipe which includes them?

Please no suggestions of fish fingers, which are his other fallback. sad

littleoaktree Thu 17-Oct-13 11:01:29


Or you could pop the mash on top of bolognaise sauce and it's cottage pie

darkdays Thu 17-Oct-13 11:01:31

Sausages. Gammon.

Fragglewump Thu 17-Oct-13 11:03:32


ArtisanLentilWeaver Thu 17-Oct-13 11:05:13

Greggs sausage roll

baked bean lasagne J.O. recipe

spam rolled up

poached egg

PeterParkerSays Thu 17-Oct-13 11:07:02

He likes cheese, and will sometimes eat sausages.

I might see if there's a recipe for sausages in a glaze, just so he's getting something a bit different than his usual. He likes marmite and brown sauce so might go for a worcestershire sauce- based sauce if I can find something.

MrsPnut Thu 17-Oct-13 11:07:16

sausages, pie, sausage roll, cornish pasty, cheese or chicken dippers.

My DD2's idea of a great dinner is one of those with mash and beans.

PeterParkerSays Thu 17-Oct-13 11:32:55

No to chicken dippers. He will occasionally have roast chicken, but only occasionally. I suppose I should be grateful that he won't eat processed crap any more than he'll eat proper meals.

I'll have a look at that bean lasagne recipe.

wheredidiputit Thu 17-Oct-13 11:35:23

I would give him ham or cheese with them.

Does he eat eggs. If so perhaps a poached egg.

bunjies Thu 17-Oct-13 11:36:39

Beef burgers.
Fried/scrambled egg

Wallison Thu 17-Oct-13 11:36:40


PeterParkerSays Thu 17-Oct-13 11:42:26

I'm going to go with sausages with the barbacue glaze on here as DS should be able to help me make it and brush it on the sausages which will have no bearing at all on whether he'll eat it but I'll feel more virtuous for getting him involved

It would be good to hear more recipe ideas for next time I'm feeling utterly uninspired. The bean lasagne had too much veg for DS, he'd have ruled it out without trying it. I tend to put veg on the side so it can be eaten (peas, broccoli!) or left (pretty much everything else).

PeterParkerSays Thu 17-Oct-13 11:43:39

Bacon's a good one to remember. No to burgers and eggs, and ham gets treated with suspicion if it's not in a sandwich, but yes to bacon.

storminabuttercup Thu 17-Oct-13 11:47:49

What about making cottage pie with beans?

coffeewineandchocolate Thu 17-Oct-13 11:49:56

Homemade burgers?
Fish cakes?

storminabuttercup Thu 17-Oct-13 11:54:15

Or meatloaf? I've never had meatloaf but really fancy it

crypes Thu 17-Oct-13 11:58:17

I love mash with baked beans and loads of grated cheese.

BerstieSpotts Thu 17-Oct-13 12:04:03

Just keep it simple, it honestly doesn't matter if he has a very limited diet. He will get to a point where he just starts trying it again smile

I think sausages are good. Also: pork chops, fish cakes as suggested, perhaps different kinds?

Veggieburger. Chicken burger. Chicken strips. Omelette/scrambled egg? (Marmite & bacon in an omelette is really nice! Maybe with cheese.) Noodles - weird combination with beans, but he might like it. Just plain egg noodles or you can use the packet ones either with the packet mix or stock cubes, cup a soup sachets, or stir soy sauce or marmite or something into them.

Try mashing other vegetables like sweet potato, swede, turnip. Call it rainbow mash so he doesn't twig it's a new food, then once he's eaten it if he likes it you can say "This rainbow mash is made from a vegetable called..."

MimsyBorogroves Thu 17-Oct-13 12:13:36

Chicken kievs.

TheToadLessTravelled Thu 17-Oct-13 12:56:02

Maybe mix the beans and mash into little fritters/croquettes, crumb and fry them. Could add cheese or peas to them when mixing or some grated vege. Then serve with something to dip them in. In this house anything that can be dipped gets eaten no matter how random the combinations grin

mrspremise Sat 19-Oct-13 18:18:03

If he accepts meat loaf, try sausage loaf (or vice versa), this is a good recipe. My mum used to give my incredibly fussy brother a pile of mashed potato in the middle of a bowl of tomato soup and sometimes she would mash a load of cheese in with the potatoes

tb Sat 19-Oct-13 20:25:43

Really good pork sausages - Old English. Cumberland have to be eaten with bubble and squeak, with a little of the sausage fat added to the pan when cooking.

MillyONaire Sat 19-Oct-13 20:30:30

Fish fingers

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