• 2 rashers of bacon, sliced
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1/2tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2tbsp tomato purée
  • 2x400g tin cannellini beans
  • 400g tin tomatoes
  • 250ml cider
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • 2tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1tbsp black treacle


  • STEP 1
    In a large saucepan, fry the bacon, with chopped onion and garlic. Cook, stirring until the onions are cooked through. Then add salt/pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, tomato purée and beans, Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes. The beans will take on a slightly smoky flavour this way.
  • STEP 2
    After the beans have had 5 minutes, add tomatoes, cider, soy sauce and parsley. Leave to simmer for around 30 minutes or until the sauce is well reduced, add black treacle.
  • STEP 3
    Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve with crusty bread or mashed potatoes.

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