I love baked beans, but the canned ones are not the healthiest as they’re usually full of sugar. So I decided to make my own. They’re a good source of protein, iron, B & C vitamins, fibre, & potassium.There’s a bit of preparation involved but they are still very easy to make! These are loosely based on a Hairy Bikers recipe, with a few tweaks here & there. Delicious with avocado toast for breakfast, or as a snack anytime.
200g dried Canellini Beans or 1 can cooked beans
1 can chopped tomatoes
150ml vegetable stock
1 small red onion
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon olive or other vegetable oil
1 tablespoon liquid aminos
1 heaped teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon date syrup
Soak the beans overnight if you’re using dried. Rinse & drain, and cook in boiling water for ten minutes. Reduce the heat to a simmer & cook for a further 45 minutes.
Meanwhile chop the onion & garlic very finely, and saute in oil for 10 minutes until they start to caramelise. Add the stock and simmer for another 5 minutes. Add the tinned tomatoes, paprika, liquid aminos & date syrup and simmer for half an hour.
Add the cooked beans to the reduced sauce & simmer for another 15 minutes.
Serve with sourdough toast & avocado!