RECIPE: English Breakfast Bake | #ThisGirlEats

Serves 2  less than £1                                        3 of 5low fatVeggie friendly

Brinner. Breakfast for dinner, right? I like a fry up, but I don’t like how bloated and gross I feel afterwards, or how the guilt lingers with me all day (unless I’m hungover, in which case it’s not an indulgence, it’s a necessity!).

This oven-baked, breakfast-inspired dinner is a healthier, fresher version of your typical greasy spoon serving and makes a great evening meal – although I suppose you could always save some up for breakfast too!

It’s a brilliant source of veggies with three of your ‘5 A Day’ in there (baked beans count as one, how bloody great is that?!) so it feels like a fry up but you’re actually feeding your body total goodness. And, hey, at only 93p per person you can get your fill of “brinner” for only a fraction of the cost!

INGREDIENTS
2 Baking Potatoes, Cubed
2 Onions, Sliced
10 Mushrooms
1 Tin of Baked Beans
4 Eggs

SEASONING
When the potatoes go into the roasting tin, they’ll want to be seasoned pretty heavily – you want a good heap of dried rosemary or dried thyme (or both!) all over them, as well as some dried garlic, salt and pepper. Make sure whenever new vegetables are added to the tin they are seasoned with a teeny tiny bit more salt and pepper, and also add a pinch to the fried eggs.

So, this is how I did it…

1. Add the potato cubes to a large roasting tin, coat with a drop of oil or cooking spray and all of the seasoning, and cook on 200°C for 40 minutes.

2. Add the onions to the roasting tin for the last 20 minutes of cooking time. Then, 5 minutes later, add the mushrooms for the final 15 minutes of cooking time.

3. Heat a large frying pan with a very small amount of oil or some cooking spray, crack the eggs into the pan once the oil is hot, and fry until cooked (on a high heat this should only takes 5 minutes or so).

4. Empty the beans into a bowl and microwave according to packet instructions (usually a couple of minutes minutes), or heat in a saucepan on the hob – whichever you prefer!

5. Remove the roasting tin from the oven, pour the beans over the potatoes, onions and mushrooms, and place the eggs on top. Perfect! 🍳

Tips & Tricks!

  • Mix things up! Give it some more veggie goodness by throwing in both sweet potato and normal potato cubes 🍠
  • You could easily downsize this and actually make a tray bake breakfast out of it! It is the most important meal of the day, after all.
  • If you have meat in the fridge that needs using up, sausages and bacon could obviously be included with this dish and make a very tasty addition – but, of course, it won’t be quite so low fat so bear that in mind 🥓
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