Vegecational Video Ventures 9 – Home-made Baked Beans

Vegecational Video Ventures 9 – Home-made Baked Beans

We have started making home-made baked beans. They are simple and economical to make, taste fantastic and contain none of the additives of many of the canned versions. I was shocked to pick up a can in the supermarket out of interest and find it contained 24% sugar. That’s a quarter of the can that’s sugar – WOW.

This time I used white beans (haricot/Cannelini/Berlotti) but I have since found that pinto work the best. They are smaller and so absorb more of the sauce. I buy the dry ones and soak overnight but if you’re short of time canned beans would work too.

Baked Beans home-made video

Check out the video of the boys tasting for the first time …
http://youtu.be/RRuqLurQlAs

Recipe

– Large red onion diced

– Approx. 600g beans (Pinto work best)

– 400g tinned tomatoes (or equivalent fresh)

– 1 ½ tbsp. soy sauce

– 250ml veggie stock (or chicken stock)

– 2 tbsp ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)

– 1 tsp honey (I very rarely use sweetener but it does help balance the acidity)

– 2 tsp ground cumin

– 1tsp Dijon mustard (or similar mild mustard)

– 2 tsp smoked paprika

– 2 tsp garlic powder

Method

1. Sautee the onion until soft and a little brown.

2. Add all the other ingredients and stir well.

3.Bring to simmer and then cook for a few hours. It actually tastes better the following day as the flavours have infused!

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