Bonfire Baked Beans


I wasn’t planning on posting savoury recipes but I thought that as it was Bonfire Night this would be suitable because it is warming and comforting yet simple.

I partially followed a recipe for these baked beans and invented other bits.


1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 carrot, cut into chucks

125g mushrooms, cut into slices and halved

salt and pepper

2tsp ground cumin

2tsp mustard powder

2tsp smoked paprika

2tbsp soft brown sugar

75g ketchup

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

1 tin of cannellini beans

1 tin of water



  1. Turn the oven to 180 C and put a large dish in to warm.
  2. Heat a pan with oil and add the chopped onion and garlic; fry gently for five minutes.
  3. Add the carrots and mushrooms and cook for a further five minutes.
  4. Then add the a couple of pinches of salt, some pepper, the cumin, mustard powder, paprika and soft brown sugar. Stir before adding the ketchup, chopped tomatoes, beans and water.
  5. Bring to the boil then transfer into the warm dish.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes then stir and add more liquid if necessary. Put it back in the oven and bake for another 30 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed so that you have a sauce consistency which is slightly thicker than that of bought baked beans.
  7. These baked beans are great on their own but they would also be awesome in a jacket potato or with roast parsnips or potatoes. Anything really!

I hope you enjoy them!






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