Homemade Baked Beans
Baked beans make a tasty topping to many things including toast, jacket potatoes, crumpets and baked sweet potatoes. Straight from a tin they are quick and simple but can often contain more sugar and salt than is necessary. Making them yourself helps to control this and also gives you the opportunity to add in extra vegetables and adjust the seasoning to suit your preference. I used butter beans this time, which are slightly bigger and flatter than normal baked beans but you could use any including, haricot, cannellini, or kidney. You could even, if you want to keep it interesting, use a mix of beans. This recipe makes 4 portions, but its very easy to freeze and so the rest can be used at a later date. I served mine on sourdough toast with bacon and some salad which makes a complete, filling and nutritious meal, but how you choose to serve them is your choice. Its so quick and simple to make that you’ll be swapping the tinned variety for your homemade version in no time. Enjoy.