Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Homemade baked beans - Recommended Recipe!

Homemade baked beans - serves 8, preparation 10 minutes, cooking 40 minutes

1 celery stick
2 carrots
1 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
Pinch chilli powder (optional)
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp mustard
400g tin The Co-operative cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
400g tin haricot beans, drained and rinsed
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp treacle or light soft brown sugar


  1. Cut the celery stick lengthways into 3 and then finely chop.  Peel the carrots and cut each into 3 and then into thin strips.  Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions, celery and carrots and cook gently until soft.  This will take about 10 mins.
  2. Add the garlic, chilli powder, if using, paprika and mustard and cook for 10 minutes.  Add the beans, tomatoes and treacle or sugar, stir and simmer gently for another 20 minutes.
Per serving - 110 kcal, 2.3g fat, 0.3g saturated fat, 7.4g sugar, 0.2g salt.

Source - The Co-Operative instore magazine.