I hadn’t long got back to the UK from travelling South East Asia, which was cut short due to Covid-19, and the whole time I was away I really fancied beans on toast! I don’t know how common beans on toast are around the world, but here in the UK, we LOVE it. I wanted to play around with making my own instead of buying shop-bought tins and started doing some recipe searching online. I came across a few basic ‘beans in tomato sauce’ recipes and felt like I needed to put my own twist on them. After playing around with a tin of butter beans and chopped tomatoes, this recipe was born! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Smoked Baked Beans
A quick and easy recipe for super tasty smoked baked beans. They taste so good you’ll want them for every meal!
- a drizzle of oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp smoked Tobasco/cholula/equivalent sauce
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 can of butter beans, drained
- 1 can of chopped tomatoes
- salt & pepper
- Heat your oil in a pan and sauté the minced garlic and chopped onion together on low heat until soft.
- Turn your heat up slightly and add your tomato purée, soy sauce, sugar, oregano, paprika and smoked sauce to the pan. Stir to combine all ingredients and cook with the garlic/onion for around 2 minutes.
- Add the beans and chopped tomatoes to the sauce, stir thoroughly to coat and allow everything to simmer on a low heat for around 8-10 minutes to allow the flavours to deepen.
- Season with salt and pepper, remove from the heat and serve. Top with more smoked sauce if you fancy!
These beans can be served on top of your favourite toast, as part of a breakfast/brunch meal or even on top of a jacket potato. Want more spice? Add chilli flakes to your recipe. If you don’t have coconut sugar, you can substitute it for brown sugar. If you don’t have butter beans, you can substitute them for cannellini beans. If you don’t want to eat them the same day, store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Name: Erykah Savage
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