RECIPE OF THE MONTH – Breakfast Pie Special for Father’s Day!

Everything we love about breakfast, rolled into one tasty pie. What more could we want?  Perfect for Dad for Father’s Day!


  • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp each dried chilli flakes, smoked paprika (pimenton), freshly ground black pepper, ground allspice, ground cumin & ground turmeric
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100g coarsely grated cheddar
  • 8 bacon rashers, cut into 12cm pieces
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) maple syrup
  • Tomato sauce, to serve


  • 2 cups (300g) plain flour, plus extra to dust
  • 150g


  • For the pastry, place flour and a large pinch of salt in a bowl. Add butter and rub into flour, leaving some larger pieces. Gradually add 100ml iced water and gently knead to form a dough. Enclose in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  • To make the baked beans, heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add spices and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, then add tomato paste and cook for a further 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add vinegar and sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and cook until liquid is reduced slightly. Add tomato and beans, bring to boil and cook for 10-15 minutes or until thickened.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Place pie tins on a baking tray. Line pastry cases with baking paper and fill with pastry weights. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden. Remove weights and paper, and bake for a further 10 minutes or until golden and dry.
  • Combine 2 cups (600g) baked beans in a bowl with egg and cheese (remaining beans can be stored, frozen, for up to 3 months). Divide bean mixture among pastry cases. Top with bacon and brush with maple syrup.
  • Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes, basting twice with maple syrup, or until golden and caramelised
  • Cool slightly before serving with tomato sauce.

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