Sunday, December 12, 2010

Homestyle Baked Beans

Baked beans for dinner? You will never eat the canned variety again after you try this recipe. And it is almost as quick and easy too, but far more nutritious.

Homestyle Baked Beans
1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large red onion, finely diced
250g bacon, fat removed
1/2 cup white wine
2 x 400g cans of butter beans, drained
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 zucchini, finely diced
1 cob corn, kernals only
1 can whole peeled tomatoes
Cracked pepper

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Saute onions and garlic. Add bacon and cook till crispy.
  2. Add wine. Cook briefly, then add tomatoes, pepper, zucchini and corn kernals.
  3. Simmer gently with lid off until vegetables are soft and liquid reduced to a thicker sauce.
  4. Season with cracked pepper.
  5. Add butter beans and turn off heat. Beans only need to heat through.
  6. Serve immediately. Delicious hot or cold. Try using leftovers up in a toastie pie.

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