While you're waiting for me to dig out the baked bean recipe . . . these are divine!
Persian Lamb Patties
500g lamb mince
2 tablespoons fruit chutney
2 tablespoons plain yoghurt
1 good handful of fresh mint
1 sprig of rosemary
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Juice of half a lime
Combine ingredients in a food processor and blend until they come together. Shape into patties and cook. Serve with salad leaves, flat bread and 1/2 a grilled lime per person to squeeze over before eating.
Well, Vee, the yoghurt does tend to neutralise it quite a bit, but knowing that you are not keen, perhaps just put a small handful. This recipe was given to me by a Persian lady and it means a BIG double handful. The large amount is to balance the rosemary. I find it a lovely refreshing meal and I have also used chicken mince with great success.
I use canned beans and lentils', purely for the convenience. They are already cooked. No need to roast etc. Preparing a meal takes long enough without having to prepare the beans as well, before even starting the meal. If you rinse them thoroughly, there is nothing wrong with them. Like all canned goods, they have the same nutritional content.