Smoky beans on toast

Smoky beans on toast

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins - 30 mins

Easy

Serves 1 generously

Forget shop-bought cans of baked beans, this homemade version is tastier and healthier, with an impressive 4 of your 5 a day

Nutrition and extra info

  • beans only
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal460
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre14g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • ½ tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • ½ small onion, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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  • ½ small red pepper, thinly sliced into strips
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 227g can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 210g can butter beans or chickpeas, drained
  • ¼ tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

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  • 1 slice seeded bread
  • a few parsley sprigs, finely chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

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    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a small pan, add the onion and pepper, and fry gently until soft, about 10-15 mins. Crush half the garlic and add this to the pan, along with the tomatoes, paprika, vinegar, beans, sugar and some seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 mins or until slightly reduced and thickened.

  2. Toast the bread, rub with the remaining garlic and drizzle with a little oil. Spoon the beans over the toast, drizzle with a little more oil and scatter over the parsley.

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ema_0611
19th Jan, 2017
Packed with flavour, this dish is the perfect pick me up. It's worth waiting for the onions and red pepper to soften, so although it isn't quite as quick as preparing Hienz beans on toast - it's much healthy and filling at the same time.
Henning
4th Jan, 2017
5.05
Didn't think it would be as tasty as it was. Simple, filling and delicious recipe.
LindytheCook
1st Jan, 2017
5.05
This is a really nice, quick lunchtime recipe, and it's easy to double up to make it enough for two people. I used chargrilled peppers from a jar for better flavour, but otherwise it's lovely!
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rosievimes
24th Jan, 2016
3.8
Enjoyed this, it had a really lovely flavour, but next time would put the beans in slightly later as they were a bit dry, or try swapping with haricot or cannellini beans.
blagh
10th Dec, 2015
5.05
Very good! I used extra sugar, but I have a sweet tooth.
drhelen
11th Oct, 2015
5.05
These are so delicious! I increased the quantities and made them as part of a brunch for six and they were a huge hit! My two year old doesn't like baked beans out a can but he loves these. The only changes I made were that I didn't add the sugar to make it a bit healthier and I added a jar of roasted peppers as I had it in the house. Also once made I left it gently simmering for an hour as I like really soft butter beans and it really was lovely. I'm case anyone is interested these can easily be made in advance (in fact they're even nicer the next day) and also freeze well - we enjoyed them so much I made another big batch and froze them in individual portions for easy healthy lunches.
keanycart
19th Aug, 2015
5.05
Great recipe, amazing flavours just needed a little less sugar for my liking, everyone in my family love it.
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