When it comes to a mid week meal I like nothing more than quick and easy. We have busy lives during the week so I like dinner to be on the table fast. However, I still want it to be healthy. Homemade Baked Beans is one of those meals. In the video below, I share with you just how to make these delicious beans and I show you how simple the recipe is to prepare and cook. Plus the blog post is below too and this recipe is in my new book Gifts from Grandpa which is available on Amazon.
- Sharp knife
- Chopping board
- Slow cooker or sauce pan
- Food processor or stick blender
- Wooden spoon
- Jug for stock
- Tomatoes x 2 tins 400g
- Onions x 1 medium
- Carrots x 1 medium
- Celery x 1
- Tommy K or tomato puree x 1
- Brown rice flour or cornflour x 4 tbsp
- Smoked paprika x 1tsp
- Vegetable or chicken stock x 1 tsp
- Haricot beans x 2 tins 400g
Method for the hob.
- Start by chopping all the ingredients into small pieces.
- Next put the saucepan on a medium heat, put a small amount of oil (I use olive oil) in the pan.
- Add the onion to the pan and fry until it becomes translucent/see through.
- Next add in the chopped vegetables to the saucepan.
- Fry these for a good 5 – 10 mins until the vegetables are very soft.
- Add the tomatoes, chicken or vegetable stock and tommy k or tomato puree.
- Bring to the boil and then turn down the heat.
- Leave to simmer for a good forty minutes.
- Turn the heat off and leave to cool for about 30 minutes.
- Place the cooled vegetables and stock in the food processor or use a stick blender and blend all the ingredients together until it becomes smooth.
- Pour the smooth mixture back into the saucepan, if using a food processor.
- Then add the brown rice flour or cornflour and smoked paprika and blend again.
- Finally add the haricot beans and turn the hob onto a low heat.
- Then serve when you are ready.
These beans are great with sweet potato jackets or chips. They are also a fantastic accompaniment to any meal. Homemade baked beans are brilliant with a fry up or on toast as breakfast or lunch or can be part of a dinner as well. We have eaten them for breakfast with fried eggs and they are yummy. The bonus is all of the ingredients in these beans are freezable so make extra and freeze for another meal. However you decide to eat these beans, as always, please enjoy. xxx
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