Mushroom & Bean Casserole (and Troll Hunter/Rec)

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Today was a good day – I picked up a bargain 2nd hand TV (don’t ask what happened to my old one, I’m still emotionally raw) and I also found a couple of blu-ray horror bargains….

Total price: £9. Bargain!

Troll Hunter might not strictly be horror, but I bloody love it, and you should watch it! It’s one of the most interesting & clever new films I’ve seen in a long time. It is a crazy Norwegian DELIGHT.

Rec, on the other hand, is about as horror as it gets, and those of you who’ve professed even a mild fear of the genre should probably steer clear!

I was definitely in the mood for a proper hearty dinner tonight…. I’ve got the BIGGEST pile of lovely local veg to get through thanks to The Local Veg Box, so quite a few of them went into this (including probably the juiciest corn on the cob I’ve ever had….)

I also used some mushroom ketchup. Have you ever tried mushroom ketchup before? It’s like a mushroomy worcestershire sauce, and is jolly tasty….


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • Approx 2 cups mushrooms (any kind)
  • 1 tin butter beans
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1/4 cup mushroom ketchup
  • 1/2 pint vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp thyme


Sauté the onions and garlic in a little olive oil – I used a sauté pan because they’re really tremendous for letting everything ‘sweat’ together.

Add the mushrooms and tomatoes and let cook over a low heat for a few minutes.

Add the flour and thyme, and quickly mix well, then add the ketchup and stock.

Add the butter beans and let the whole lot cook for at least 40 minutes over a very low heat, stirring occasionally.

I served mine with creamy mashed potatoes and corn and HORROR.

While I’ve been TV hunting, unpacking, cooking and generally keeping myself busy, ‘someone’ has been having an incredibly lazy Sunday….


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