Andrew 12:00-7:00pm

Homemade Baked Beans

Not only are these baked beans good for brunch but they make a great accompaniment to pork sausages to serve later in the day.

Thanks to Kathy Paterson


2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 clove Garlic, finely sliced
1 Red pepper, cut into 2cm dice
1 can Chopped tomatoes, 400g, in juice
½ tsp Smoked paprika, I used bittersweet
1 Bay leaf
1 can Borlotti beans, 400g, drained and rinsed
1 drizzle Liquid honey, amount to taste + add to shopping list


Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan over a low heat and add the onion and garlic.
Cook slowly for 10 minutes to soften the onion and garlic without colouring.
Add the diced red pepper, chopped tomatoes, paprika and bay leaf. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Cook, covered, for 10-15 minutes until the red pepper is soft.
Add the borlotti beans and heat through. Sweeten to your taste with honey.

Serving suggestions
Serve with toast topped with avocado, that's been mashed with a little lemon juice, sliced tomato, basil leaves and salt and freshly ground black pepper. Or serve with grilled bacon and poached or fried eggs.

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