Homemade Baked Beans

Tana Ramsay makes some simple homemade beans in a smooth tomato sauce packed full of flavour
By Tana Ramsay
Homemade Baked Beans
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 6 - 8
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 heaped tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 250 ml passata
  • 300 ml water
  • 2 cans haricot beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Method

1. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof pan. Add the onions and garlic and fry until soft and golden. Sprinkle over the paprika and ground cloves and cook for 1 minute then stir through the ketchup.

2. Add the passata and water and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes before liquidizing until smooth.

3. Pre-heat oven to 150C/gas 2.

4. Add the beans, Worcestershire sauce and sugar to the tomato sauce. Season with salt. Stir well and bring back to the boil.

5. Put on a lid and transfer to the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes. Stir in some boiling water before serving if the beans are a bit dry.

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