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Homemade baked beans
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Homemade baked beans

20 - 25 minutes (5 minutes)
Serves 6
  • Spray olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled, finely diced
  • 900g canned no added salt cannellini or butter beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 sage leaves, roughly torn
  • 5 large ripe tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons no-added-salt tomato paste
  • 3 teaspoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced salt vegetable stock (*see tip)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 6 slices multigrain bread, toasted, to serve
  1. Spray a large non-stick frying pan with olive oil and set over medium-high heat. Add red onion and garlic to the pan cook for 1-2 minutes, or until just softened.
  2. Add cannellini beans, sage, ripe tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, vegetable stock and 1/4 cup water and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until sauce is thick.
  3. Stir in apple cider vinegar and baby spinach leaves and heat, stir occasionally for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Serve baked beans with Multigrain toast.

Tips

  • Baked beans can be stored in a sealed container for 3-4 days in the fridge, or up to 6 months in the freezer.  
  • Check out Heart Foundation ‘Basic’ Recipe for Homemade Vegetable Stock  

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