These are nothing like the Heinz baked beans you may be used to (which could be a good or bad thing depending on your preferences!). I've taken inspiration from my roots in the U.S.A., where baked beans are typically made with bacon and molasses for a smokey sweet luxurious effect. I left out the bacon and replaced it with kombu, a nutritious seaweed that tenderises the beans and adds extra umami to the sauce. I also dialled back the molasses and omitted any added sugar to keep these on the savoury side. Serve with eggs, toast, potatoes, or other favourite baked bean add-ons (I personally love a few spicy Mexican pickles).
- 292 Calories
Ingredients: haricot beans, onions, tomato paste, kombu, blackstrap molasses, dry mustard, sunflower oil, salt, pepper
Cooking method: Just add boiling water
Cooking time: ~10 minutes
- Bring your own: eggs, toast, it's up to you!
Nutrition info: 260 Calories; 8g Fat; 40g Carbs; 11g Protein