Nut roast

The old question of what to have for dinner. The vegetables was already prepared this morning, it was what to cook with it and that would be made and cooked in the 20 minutes it takes for the vegetables to steam. Well I looked in the fridge and bread bin to see what needed using up. Several slices of different breads and a breadroll, a few cashews, a few brazil nuts, a few sliced almonds and a few mixed salted nuts and half a tin of beans. So I made a microwaved steamed nut roast. I have never used a microwave to cook a nut roast, it only usually gets used for a rare sponge pudding and to warm wheatie bags!

I chopped and cooked an onion in the microwave for a couple of minutes with a bit of water. I had no idea if this would work, but it did. Whilst this was cooking I whizzed the bread into breadcrumbs. I then mixed these in a bowl with the onions/water and a teaspoon of yeast extract and a teaspoon of mixed herbs. I then whizzed up all the nuts and added these and then the leftover baked beans. Cooked for 7 minutes and served with the steamed potatoes and veg and instant gravy. A quick meal, that was enjoyable and has made some room in my fridge!

Although not the best nut roast I had, it was quick tasty and could easily be made into a tasty regular meal with a bit of tweaking.

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