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Baked beans in shepherds pie?

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anonymousbird Thu 12-Jan-17 17:16:51

I have made what I would consider to be a fairly traditional shepherds pie filling with chopped veg, lamb mince and tomato purée. Would adding drained baked beans be weird or ok? Normally serve along side but wondered about bulking out the pie itself instead.


SooDeNimm Thu 12-Jan-17 17:17:40

it's delicious, do it right now.

PurpleDaisies Thu 12-Jan-17 17:18:03

I sometimes add them to chilli (without draining). I can't see any reason why it wouldn't work in a shepherds pie.

PeppaPigStinks Thu 12-Jan-17 17:18:52

Yes! It's lovely

anonymousbird Thu 12-Jan-17 17:18:52

Even with all the other chopped veg in there? Carrot, onion celery and swede.

AliceThrewTheFookingGlass Thu 12-Jan-17 17:19:03

Shepherds pie is my all time favourite dinner and baked beans are the food of the devil so I've just genuinely shuddered at your title grin

foxessocks Thu 12-Jan-17 17:19:24

I add to chill and shepherds pie , a whole tin, every time it is completely delicious as far as I'm concerned!

foxessocks Thu 12-Jan-17 17:19:59

And yes even with all the other veg.

RatOnnaStick Thu 12-Jan-17 17:23:09

So wrong it's right grin. My mum would have a conniption fit though.

anonymousbird Thu 12-Jan-17 19:25:38

So, lovely people, baked beans = a winner!!! DH approves as well so everyone is happy!

user1483387154 Thu 12-Jan-17 19:26:26

yes, they are yummy in it!

ScuttlbuttHarpy Thu 12-Jan-17 19:29:14

I make a cowboy pie, basically mince, carrots, baked beans a couple of tablespoons bbq sauce and top with mash...the kids love it.

PenguinRoar Thu 12-Jan-17 19:32:54

Absolutely add them! That''s my favourite extra ingredient

That1950sMum Thu 12-Jan-17 19:36:46

For the love of God no! You're not an animal.

I'm shocked that you would even ask!

lilyborderterrier Thu 12-Jan-17 19:41:37

That's how I Make mine,
Mince, x2 tins beans, Bisto and potatoes and cheese.

Mmmm pure heaven

onlyslightlyinterested Thu 12-Jan-17 20:24:30

The proper Annabel Karmel puts beans in her shepards pie...

JassyRadlett Thu 12-Jan-17 20:29:17

I'm with Alice. What the fuck are people inflicting on perfectly good shepherds pies.

LemonyFresh Thu 12-Jan-17 20:31:17

I always add tomato purée so wouldn't be far off adding baked beans

Lucked Thu 12-Jan-17 20:31:59

I put a tin of green lentils in, more similar in size and colour to the lamb mince and takes on all the flavour. People never realise they are in there until I tell them!

StripeyMonkey1 Thu 12-Jan-17 20:32:32

Baked beans are horrible. Ugh. Waste of a lovely shepherds pie.

Kidney beans might work however grin

GinIsIn Thu 12-Jan-17 20:32:48

I make traditional shepherds pie with loads of veg and red wine and herbs.....

And I make 'junk food shepherds pie' - mince, beef stockpot, loads of Worcestershire sauce, tin of baked beans, mash and about an inch of cheese.

Both work a treat!

StripeyMonkey1 Thu 12-Jan-17 20:32:54

And yum to lentils lucked, I might try that

Burntbum Thu 12-Jan-17 20:33:53

No not baked beans! I do however like to put a couple of dollops of Branston pickle in it.

whifflesqueak Thu 12-Jan-17 20:35:22

yesterday I would have grimaced at your title.

today, in an effort to put anything palatable to my toddler on a plate, I served fish pie with a baked bean side.

it was a game changer.

MaxineQuordlepleen Thu 12-Jan-17 20:39:33

Mince with baked beans was my favourite meal as a child, especially with roast potatoes. I might make a soya version this weekend for nostalgia's sake.

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