Breakfast a l’Anglaise – Mauritian White Beans in Tomato Stew / Haricot Blanc Fricasser



A table!

I think these are the only words that can literally bring you so much happiness in a spur of moment. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day – so cliche I know. But you got to love breakfast the Mauritian way. Pipping hot Chana Puris , soft Rotis with a blend of different flavourful curries inside , Gateau Piments , Gateau Brinjelles ,samosas and even puff pastries. The bonus point comes with that large kettle of tea still brewing on the gas and where afterwards , we all gather around the table so eager to have breakfast. I guess if this is not having breakfast like a king, I wonder what is! This particular attachment of how we have our breakfast on the island here has developed a certain culinary culture among the locals and also those abroad in the long run. Many who are now abroad really miss waking up with the sight of Gateau Piments and Chana Puris on the table.


Outdoor 2

As much as we love this traditional way of having breakfast exclusive to our culture, we also have a soft spot for the lush Sunday Breakfast. The all so famous English Breakfast that we try to re create though not being in London. Sundays are to me the most magical days of the week, I mean the air is different ,the mood is romantic and the day in itself calls out for good times with loved ones. Full English Breakfast is the ultimate calling! Deliciously scrumptious and such a feast to the eyes really on the plate. From crispy fried bacon , sunny side up runny gorgeous egg yolks, to fondant baked beans and pan fried sausages. Grilled toasts along with ripe tomatoes char grilled and mushrooms slightly burnt, all of that smeared with some brown sauce. I mean I can die from eating trust me.

Still there is something quite addictive about baked beans? Don’t you think so? I mean how can beans be so creamy and deliciously fondant. The sauce a little sweet and savoury leaving you wanting for more spoonful. Over toast, topped with an egg or simply eaten on its own chilled and a big bowl really. I think happiness is beans now ? Luckily with Regal Family Pack we have pre cooked beans already made available and which is literally a life saver. For those that need to get something quick and comforting on the table in no time, their creamy beans are perfect. To accompany any side dishes of yours as well as to make the English Breakfast of your dream.


Mauritian White Beans in Tomato Stew – Haricot Blanc Fricasser

Serves 5

Preparation : Overnight – 15 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins
Total time : 35 mins


  • 750g Regal Family Pack Haricot Blanc – White beans
  • 400g can tinned tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 celery stick finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup onions finely diced
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 cups water
  • vegetable oil
  • salt/pepper


  1.  In a non stick pan add the vegetable oil, onions , carrot and celery and cook for 5 mins on low fire.
  2. Next pour in the tomato puree and leave to simmer for 10 mins more by adding salt/pepper as your desired quantity.
  3. Tear open your  Regal Family Pack Haricot Blanc and pour the all into the tomato mixutre.
  4. Add the tomato ketchup , brown sugar and cornflour to the all along with water.
  5. Stir from time to time on a low fire for 15 mins .
  6. Turn off gas and leave to cool.
  7. Pour in a jar or large pot and leave in the fridge overnight for more depth in flavours.
  8. Serve over toasts or eat with rice and any meaty dish of your choice.

Note: You can reserve the beans in an air tight container in the fridge and serve for at least a week.



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