Life is gradually getting back to a more normal style, but many  people have learned the pleasure of cooking during these bizarre times. This is  savoury light meal or easy brunch.

Serves 4


1 TB olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
400gr can diced tomatoes
400gr can cannelloni beans (or preferred variety), rinsed
1/2 teaspoon ground chilli or chilli flakes
1 cup grated tasty cheese
4 eggs 
Sweet or hot paprika for sprinkling
Finely chopped parsley 


Heat the oil in a heavy based pan and saute the onion until softened. Add tomatoes, drained beans, chilli and simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. 

Sprinkle about 1/4 of the grated cheese over the top.

Use a spoon to make a hollow in the centre of four portions, carefully break an egg into each. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes or until eggs are just set.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese, preferred paprika and parsley and serve with toasted crispbreads or tortillas. A little side salad is a pleasant addition.

Serve with a dry Yarra Valley red or crisp white wine.

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