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Home Made Baked Beans

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Baked Beans Home Made

One of my boys favorite meals is home made baked beans. I make them at least once a month and usually have a spare children’s serve stashed in the freezer for a weekend or Friday night dinner. This recipe was originally inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe. I tend to modify it every time I make it now by adding different vegetables, depending what I have available to use from the vegetable garden.

Home made baked beans make a fabulous Winter breakfast served on crusty fresh bread, with an egg on top and some fresh baby spinach leaves.  My children also like to eat these beans with pasta. The serving size is generous, I generally freeze a serve to have as a back up quick meal or a work lunch for Mr Fresh.

Home Made Baked Beans
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Healthy home made baked beans. A wholesome Winter breakfast recipe. Add on fresh spinach, an egg, or feta if you wish.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6
  • Dash of olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 tin of 400 gm tinned tomatoes (or passata if you make your own)
  • 1 carrot diced
  • ½ sweet potato - peeled and diced
  • 1 small eggplant - peeled and diced
  • 1 can of Organic Cannellini Beans - 400 grams
  • 1 can of Organic Chick Peas or Butter Beans - 400 grams
  • 1 can of Organic Red Kidney Beans - 400 grams
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 3 sprigs of fresh parsley
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 500 ml (2 cups) of good quality vegetable stock - or chicken stock if you prefer
  • salt and pepper to season
  • Fresh spinach leaves to serve
  • Crusty sour dough bread to serve
  1. Put a dash of olive oil into a warm pan and add the garlic
  2. Stir until fragrant and add the tinned tomatoes and diced vegetables
  3. Rinse and drain the beans and add to the pan
  4. Add the herbs, and sumac, season and simmer for 30 minutes until the liquid has reduced by ⅓
  5. Serve with crusty bread and fresh spinach leaves
Home Made Baked Beans

Are they “baked” beans? I’m not sure? They are not baked but that’s what we call them here at our place.

*Updated format and images 15/05/2015




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  • Rhianna February 28, 2012, 3:19 pm

    yum! they look like the best baked beans ever! I wish my kids would eat beans like this. Two would but the one that wouldn’t would also be able to convince the others to do the same. Sigh.

  • Laney @ Crash Test Mummy February 29, 2012, 1:42 pm

    That looks like a yummy recipe. Will try it for sure. We love beans at Crash Palace!

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