Recipe: Baked Beans

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1 tin haricot beans

2 tsp olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tin diced tomatoes

1 tbls Worcestershire sauce

½ tbls Balsamic Vineagar

1 or 2 teaspoons honey – taste as it is being added

2 tsp Dijon mustard

Salt & freshly ground pepper

Crusty toast & wilted spinach, to serve


If using dried beans then place the beans in a bowl.

Cover with cold water.

Soak overnight.


Place beans in large saucepan and cover with water.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 60 minutes or until soft.

Drain beans, reserving ½ cup of the cooking liquid.

Otherwise drain and wash tin of beans.

In a saucepan, heat oil and cook onion and garlic for 10 minutes until soft.

Add tomatoes, reserved liquid or ½ cup water, Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup and mustard.

Simmer for a further 30 minutes until thick.


Add beans and cook for 5 mins or so.

Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Serve the baked beans with crusty toast and wilted spinach.


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