Healthy living

Homestyle baked beans

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon no-added-salt tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 400 g can no-added-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt-reduced tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 420 g can no-added-salt cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • Freshly ground or cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices thick wholegrain bread, toasted

Method

1. Spray oil in a medium saucepan and cook onion and garlic over medium heat until softened. 

2. Add the tomato paste and smoked paprika. Stir through and cook for 1 minute. 

3. Add the can of tomatoes, including juice, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and bring to the boil. 

4. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes until slightly thickened. Add in the cannellini beans and stir until heated through. 

5. Remove from heat, mix in the parsley, pepper and serve on toast.

Notes

You may like to try the following variations:

  • add 1 thinly sliced fresh long red chilli to the onion for a spicy light lunch
  • replace cannellini beans with canned no-added-salt haricot, butter, borlotti or red kidney beans.

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