Easy BBQ beans

Easy BBQ beans

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 6
Quick, simple and packed with goodness, try these beans as part of a pick-and-mix Mexican supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal118
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.37g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 onion, thinly sliced



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  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp white or red wine vinegar
  • 1 heaped tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 400g tin pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400ml tub passata
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce or vegetarian alternative (optional)
  • small bunch coriander, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a small pan. Fry onion until starting to brown, then add garlic and cook for 1 min. Add vinegar and sugar and cook until onions are caramelised. Stir in beans, passata, Worcestershire sauce (if using) and seasoning and simmer for 10-15 mins until thickened. Stir through coriander and serve.

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1st May, 2017
My nine year old won't touch baked beans, but he happily tucks in to these
6th Nov, 2016
Made this to go with tacos and was really nice. Couldn't get ou to beans so did it with butter beans which worked well
14th Nov, 2012
These are delicious as the main part of a veggie fajita - we serve this amount between two with the usual accompaniments. Makes a nice change from the usual peppers and onion combo.
6th Aug, 2012
A very good recipe! I made this last night, and enjoyed it with some large rice crackers, tasty! In your face Heinz!
25th Jul, 2012
Really simple to make and so tasty. Will definitely make again.
30th Sep, 2011
I love these as part of a Tex-Mex meal. I make them just as written except that I change the types of beans. My favourite so far has been butter beans.
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