Healthy baked beans
Try our speedy, healthy recipe for homemade baked beans. It wins hands down when it comes to taste and texture, and delivers three of your five-a-day
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1tsp rapeseed oil
- 1large onion (185g), finely chopped
- 2garlic cloves, finely grated
- 500g passata
- 3pitted dates (about 15g), roughly chopped
- 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2tsp bouillon powder
- 1bay leaf
- 3x 400g haricot beans, drained
- 4medium cooked jacket potatoes
Step 1Heat the oil in a non-stick saucepan over a low heat and fry the onion for 5 mins until golden. Add a drop of water if it looks like it’s starting to burn.
Step 2Stir in the garlic, then tip in the passata, dates, vinegar, bouillon and bay leaf. Grind in plenty of black pepper and simmer for 5 mins.
Step 3Tip in the beans and 400ml water, then simmer for 10 mins, stirring every now and then until thick. To freeze, leave to cool completely, then divide between freezer bags and freeze for up to three months. Defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight and reheat in a pan until piping hot. Serve over jacket potatoes.