Homemade Baked Beans – Sunday Brunch
It’s no secret that I am a fan of Sunday brunch.. or brunch on any day for that matter. I do enjoy brunching out but sometimes the food can be dissappointing/expensive, the queues too long and you get rushed out before you could order a second
mimosa coffee. Welcome to another Sunday Brunch recipe, made at home for you to enjoy.
A few months ago I posted a picture of some home made baked beans on Instagram. I asked who wanted the recipe and the response from everyone was really positive, and I promised to share the recipe. Fast forward two months (sorry!) and it’s bean time. I just wanted to tease you all (I actually forgot).
I enjoyed these badboy beans on a slow, rainy Sunday morning (bliss..). Most of the morning was dedicated to cooking breakfast, drinking too much pourover coffee and the ridiculous singing and dancing that followed. Sorry Jackson.
These beans are better than your usual tinned supermarket variety beans for numerous reasons. The rich tomato sauce and fresh herbs means they are tastier, fancier, cheap as chips (about $2.10 to serve 2!) and as usual, homemade is best. In saying all that, I don’t think I could ever re-create tinned spaghetti. That shiz is delicious.
They are also super versatile – as you can tell by the photo, these were begging for a fried egg to join them in holy beantrimony, but alas, the egg left them at the altar 🙁 . Next week, I’ll be interviewing the egg to hear their side of the story.
I accidentally ate all the eggs.
This humble breakfast of beans on toast is a nice twist on a classic (and lots healthier, too!). That stunning bread you can see is indeed, the famous life changing loaf which is a GF nut and seed loaf. It’s the best sliced bread since.. well sliced bread. You can find the recipe here.
It’s so simple and quick to make and I will bet you have all the ingredients sitting there in your pantry, just waiting to be slathered on some buttery sourdough.
What must you always have with your baked beans?
Have a wonderful day, Bec x
- 1 x 400g tin beans (such as haricot, butter, borlotti or cannellini)
- 1 x 400g tin dices tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed finely
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (Worcestershire if you aren't vegetarian)
- 1 teaspoon freshly chopped oregano
- salt and pepper
- crusty toast to serve
- parmesan (if desired)
- Drain and rinse beans and set aside.
- In a saucepan, heat oil and cook onion and garlic for 3 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add tomatoes, soy sauce sauce and mustard.
- Once tomato sauce is simmering, add the beans and stir to combine.
- Add the chopped oregano, salt, pepper and a sprinkle of sugar if you wish and let simmer for 10-15 minutes until the beans thicken.
- Serve on a crusty piece of buttery toast and enjoy
- Top with a fried egg if you wish or a sprinkle of parmesan