Homemade baked beans

11:30 am on 6 April 2020


Dash of olive oil
1 onion, chopped
½ tsp minced garlic
Ground pepper for seasoning
2 x 425gm tins of cannellini beans, drained
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 cup water
½ cup tomato puree
1 tsp mustard powder
Five-grain bread for toast


In an electric fry pan, heat oil over a medium heat.
Add onion, garlic, and pepper.
Cook until onion is soft and starts to look clear. Keep stirring.
Drain beans in a colander in the sink, and add to pan with ½ cup water.
Simmer until beans have softened. If beans are not soft after 7 minutes, add ¼ cup more water and keep cooking.
Add maple syrup, tomato puree, mustard powder and another ½ cup water.
Simmer until sauce has thickened, then season to taste with a few rounds of ground pepper.
Serve with toast, using cookie cutters to make interesting shapes.

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