For as long as I can remember, Heinz baked beans have been a regular addition to a lot of our meals whilst growing up. The classic Full English breakfast, beans on toast, sausage and bean casserole, and of course the baked potato and beans. Opening a can of beans and zapping them in the microwave to go along side any meal was a quick and convenient fix for my Mum after a long day at work. But time moves on and knowledge about nutrition is always evolving. We now know that these innocent looking cans of baked beans are covered in a tomato sauce which is full of sugar and corn flour, making them an undesirable addition to my shopping basket. That’s why I now make my own.
This is such a simple healthylicious alternative to a regular baked potato and a can of Heinz baked beans.
I like to use a free from added sugar, tomato frito/passata base which is a combination of tomatoes with onion and olive oil and makes the sauce delightfully tasty. It's a healthy protein and high fibre packed dish free from refined sugar and chemicals and ready in minutes.
In a skillet on medium heat add the tomato sauce, vinegar and the beans and stir for 1 minute.
Add the herbs and spices and stir them in.
Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve over a delicious baked sweet potato with chopped chives and feta cheese crumbles.
You will need:
1 baked sweet potato
1 cup of tomato frito/passata
1 cup of pre soaked beans of your choice, rinsed and drained. (I like to use white kidney, navy or cannellini beans)