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Awesome Beans!

Published Saturday, 11 July, 2009 by Becky

Homemade, cheap, and filling in 3 steps!



  • I cant remember where I found this recipe, but I think its awesome.
  • Its so versatile and cheap to make, really filling and good for you aswell! And it freezes so you can make a whole massive batch!
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes, any cheap version will do,
  • 1 onion thinly sliced,
  • 2 rashers of bacon chopped (optional)
  • 150ml-200ml stock (any will do)
  • 400g (roughly) tin of cannelinni beans in WATER (you can use any beans really, but cannelinni is the most popular), just remember to drain the water before you use them
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar


1. Fry the onions and bacon until soft and starting to brown in a large frying pan

2. Add the stock, tomatoes, sugar, and seasoning. Simmer for 5 mins.

3. Add the beans and simmer for another 5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced to a consistency that you are happy with. Serve! :)

Why not try adding a glug of ketchup or trying out different spices such as cayenne or paprika. Its great on toast or with a jacket spud. Or you could add some cooked pasta, put in an oven proof dish, top with grated cheese and stick it under a hot grill until the cheese is bubbling and brown...yummy!

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  • Thanks for sharing, Lisa! Great post.