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SMOKY BEANS ON TOAST by Emily Kydd (BBC Good Food)

Updated: Jul 30, 2022

Forget shop-bought cans of baked beans. This homemade version is tastier and healthier, with an impressive 4 of your 5-a-day!

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 20 mins - 30 mins Serves: 1 generously

Freezable (beans only)


  • ½ tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

  • ½ small onion, sliced

  • ½ small red pepper, finely diced

  • 1 garlic clove, halved

  • 227g can chopped tomatoes

  • ½ tsp smoked paprika

  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar

  • 210g can butter beans or chickpeas, drained

  • ¼ tsp sugar

  • 1 slice seeded bread

  • a few parsley sprigs, finely chopped


  • STEP 1 Heat the oil in a small pan, add the onion and pepper, and fry gently until soft, about 10-15 mins. Crush half the garlic and add this to the pan, along with the tomatoes, paprika, vinegar, beans, sugar and some seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 mins or until slightly reduced and thickened.

  • STEP 2 Toast the bread, rub with the remaining garlic and drizzle with a little oil. Spoon the beans over the toast, drizzle with a little more oil and scatter over the parsley.

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