Homemade baked beans
Believe me this is sooo much nicer than the tinned ones!
Now don’t go comparing the time it takes to make this recipe for homemade baked beans with bacon to opening a tin of baked beans, there is no comparison! Instead compare this to the time it takes to make a balanced dinner, the prep time involved in this is 10 mins max, you are mostly opening tins and added a sprinkle of this and a dash of that! I love the idea of breakfast at dinnertime or suppers – easy, fast, healthy, balanced meals.
SHOPPING LIST & METHOD
Preheat oven 180C
Fry 2 red onions & 2 cloves crushed garlic in an oven proof pot
Add 6 bacon medallions – chopped – fry (this is optional I also do without bacon)
2 large tins of beans (e.g. butter beans/cannelloni/kidney)
2 tins chopped tomatoes
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sage
1/2 tsp paprika
Transfer to oven for 20 mins at 180C
& finally top with a little cheddar cheese with 10 minutes of cooking time
Use a fine grater for cheese rather than a big box grater – you will use significantly less
This is a perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper or dinner. Don’t think dinner has to be a certain thing, what it should be is balanced and healthy. People put themselves under so much pressure mid-week, do yourself a favour and keep a couple of recipes like this one up your sleeve. Bonus points that kiddies and hubby also love, with and without bacon.