Jacket potatoes with home-baked beans

Jacket potatoes with home-baked beans

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins


Serves 4

Cold nights require comfort food, and there's no better than jacket potatoes - give yours a health boost with home-baked beans

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal237
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre8g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.19g


  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 1 carrot, diced



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 celery stalk, diced



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 400g can haricot beans, drained
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 1 tsp paprika - choose sweet or hot depending on taste



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Scrub the potatoes and dry well, then prick in several places with a fork. Bake directly on the oven shelf for 1-1½ hrs, until they feel soft when squeezed.

  2. After 30 mins, heat the oil in a pan and gently cook the carrot and celery for 10 mins until softened. Add the beans, tomatoes and paprika and cook gently for a further 5 mins until the tomatoes are softened and pulpy. Stir in 100ml water and the Worcestershire sauce, cook for a further 5 mins then cover and keep warm.

  3. Split open the potatoes and spoon in the beans. Scatter with chives and serve.

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24th Sep, 2019
I added a table spoon of tomato purée to make the sauce a little richer, added the chives in at the end and stirred through and used smoked paprika that gave a lovely warm flavour. This was such a tasty recipe. I do think that hat the portion size would be mean for four people, I had half then the other half for lunch the following day. Delicious!
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27th Jun, 2015
Erm... how are these beans "home-baked" if the recipe uses tinned? Or do the 10 mins of heat-up pass for baking? Recipe looks good, but will try with dried beans myself...
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16th May, 2018
I realise this comment is 3 years old but it made me giggle. Obviously it is a home version of 'baked beans' for the flavour of baked beans...rather than baking some beans >.
1st Apr, 2015
This is listed as a 5:2 diet option. It is not a 5:2 diet option. You cut down on your carbs
14th Feb, 2015
This was fine and easy to make but a bit plain. Next time I think I would add some red chilli and a bit more paprika to try to give it some more flavour.
10th Sep, 2013
yummmmm.....baked beans within and jacket potato without.... beans, beans good for your heart, beans beans make u fart
9th Aug, 2012
This was a delicious and healthy meal. It was delicious on the jacket potatoes, and equally for breakfast in the morning. I added about a quarter of a teaspoon of hot chilli powder to give it more of a kick ontop of smoked paprika to the quantity the recipe suggests. I added a tablespoon of tomato puree, and this enhanced the colour and flavour of the tomatoes which could be lost with all the other ingredients. It was quite watery at the end, so I thickened it with a paste made out of water and cornflour and this gave it the thickness as often associated with baked beans. I'll definitely be making this again! :)
7th Feb, 2012
I checked calorie content of ingredients as I was sure it amounted to more than your recipe stated, 81 calories in the beans and 128 in the potato which was very small and not a baking potato at all, excluding other ingredients, please be more accurate on your calorie counting for those of us on diets!!
31st Mar, 2011
Another family favourite. I add a big dollop of marmite too.
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