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Canned Beans Recipe: Bean Tart

This super simple bean tart is made with puff pastry, canned beans, and a handful of other ingredients from your pantry. Serve it up for a tasty weeknight dinner or for your stay-at-home Easter meal.

Flaky bean pie with puff pastry.

I’m convinced puff pastry has magical powers to elevate just about anything edible!

Seeing my daughter and I will be staying home and celebrating Easter by ourselves this year, we are planning on a super simple puff pastry bean tart.

Ingredients for bean pie

Once upon a time, I felt like I was stopping by the store just about every other day. But in the past couple of weekends, my daughter and I have been trying to limit our runs to the grocery store.

With Georgia joining the other states that have shelter in place mandates, we try the best to make the most of our grocery store runs. Now more than ever, I feel compelled to eat more well-balanced meals. So, for this tart, I decided to balance off rich and flaky puff pastry with a nutritious, flavor-packed, high fiber bean filling.

For this tart, I used canned great northern beans and light red kidney beans. Now, should you try this tart, you don’t have to use these exact beans in your version. You can go with chick peas and black beans or pinto beans and kidney beans. This tart is quite versatile.

Making the filling for bean pie with puff pastry

How to make this easy bean tart?

I started off by baking a sheet of puff pastry (with edges rolled over and brushed with egg wash) according to pkg instructions.

While the puff pastry was baking, I began on the filling by sauteing some onions until they were ever so lightly browned. I then added in some fresh garlic and ginger (that have the added reputation of being good for beefing up ones immunity).

I then added in some celery and carrots, and a couple of pinches of smoked paprika and coriander. When the puff pastry had baked and had been removed from the oven, I then added this bean and veggie mixture to the baked puff pastry, seasoned it with salt and pepper, garnished it with parsley and it was ready to devour.

This super simple bean tart is made with puff pastry, canned beans, and a handful of other ingredients from your pantry. Serve it up for a tasty weeknight dinner or for your stay-at-home Easter meal.

After this simple meal (which does not have to be for Easter only) you could make and serve up these indulgent carrot cake cookies, or these healthy-ish (heavy on the “ish”) carrot cake cupcakes. Or, if you want to stick to a better-for-you dessert, then make a batch of these paleo carrot cake bars instead.

Flaky bean pie with puff pastry.

Canned Beans Recipe: Bean Tart

Yield: 6 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This super simple bean tart is made with puff pastry, canned beans, and a handful of other ingredients from your pantry. Serve it up for a tasty weeknight dinner or for your stay-at-home Easter meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 can light red kidney beans
  • 1 can great northern beans
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel and dice the onion and garlic cloves. Peel and grate the ginger. And, wash and peel and slice the celery and carrots.
  3. Cut 1/4 inch or so off the edges of the thawed puff pastry and set aside. Beat the egg in a bowl, and using a brush, brush the cut edges of the puff pastry with the egg wash. Place the cut edges onto the edges of the puff pastry sheet, with the egg washed sides facing the puff pastry so the egg wash creates a seal between the puff pastry layers. Brush the raised edges of the puff pastry with more egg wash and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  4. While puff pastry is baking, add oil to a pan over medium heat and add the onion to it. Let onion saute about 5-7 minutes until translucent.
  5. Add in the garlic and ginger and mix well.
  6. Then add in the sliced celery and carrots along with the coriander and smoked paprika and let saute, stirring often, for about 5 moire minutes.
  7. Drain and rinse the canned beans and add them to the onion and veggie mixture and saute about a minute or two. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. By now the puff pastry should be done. Remove the puff pastry from the oven. The middle of it will be puffed up. Carefully, using the backs of spoons, push down / deflate the middle part of the puff pastry - leaving the edges the way they are.
  9. Spoon the bean mixture into the middle of the puff pastry tart, garnish with parsley and enjoy.

Notes

* The smoked paprika and coriander are optional - just for an added taste boost. Also, feel free to add in other veggies you might have on hand and substitute your favorite beans for the ones I've used in this recipe.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 232Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 31mgSodium 96mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 5gSugar 2gProtein 7g

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