Cheat's Baked Beans - Recipes Blogs

Cheat's Baked Beans



One of our favourite suppers when I was growing up was my mother's homemade baked beans.  Oh my but they were absolutely gorgeous.   She would start the night before by soaking the dried beans overnight and then early the next morning, often even before anyone else was up, she began her magic with them . . . putting everything together and into her bean crock and into the oven, so that by the time we woke up we could already smell the deliciousness that was waiting for us later in the day!

 

Homemade baked beans are not a slow supper, but they are surely worth the wait.   We always had them with weiners, or ham and thick slices of homemade bread.   My mother always sprinkled vinegar on hers.  She said it took away the "snap," meaning the musical after effects.  My dad always liked to sprinkle sugar on his.

We sprinkled both on ours.  What can I say.  Try it, it's good.

I don't know what has happened to the weather lately, but today was bitter cold and we were craving something warm and comforting for our tea.   I had been eyeing this recipe up in a book of mine called "The Vegetarian Pantry" by Chloe Coker and Jane Montgomery, for "Homemade Baked Beans."    Today was the perfect day for me to make them.

I wouldn't exactly call them homemade, but after having made them todayI would say they taste pretty close to homemade . . .  with an extra bit of a pizzazz.   They were delicious actually and we both really, really enjoyed them.   Whilst they were not really quick to make, they were worth the extra time.  They made an excellent store cupboard supper.  Todd had his in the British way . . .  on toast.
 

*Cheat's Baked Beans*Serves 2 to 4Printable Recipe
 A delicious way to get something which tastes like the from scratch baked beans my mother made, in less than half the time.  Serve with plenty of crusty bread or cornbread to sop up all the tastiness! 
2 TBS olive oil1 onion, peeled and finely chopped2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed1 TBS dark soft brown sugar1 TBS dark treacle or molasses1 tsp Dijon mustard1/2 tsp paprika (I like to use smoked)1 TBS Balsamic vinegar1 (400g) tin of haricot beans, drained and rinses (14 ounce)1 (400g) tin of chopped tomatoes in tomato juice (14 ounce)225ml of vegetable stock (1 cup)fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Preheat the oven to 160*C/325*F/ gas mark 3.

Put the onion, oil and 2 tsp of water in a flameproof casseroe and cover with a lid.   Cook gently over low heat for about 10 minutes, without allowing the onion to take on too much colour.   Add the garlic, brown sugar, treacle, mustard, paprika and  vinegar.  Stir to combine.   Stir in the beans and tomatoes, as well as the stock.  Bring to the boil and cook for two minutes.  Cover with a lid and th...
URL: http://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.com

--------------------------------
 

16 Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes

16-08-2015 03:32 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

OATMEAL CARAMEL CHEWY BAR COOKIES

1 3/4 cup quick cook oats1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup whole-wheat flour3/4 cup packed brown sugar1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp salt3/4 cup butter, melted1 pkg (12-oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips1 cup chopped pecans1 cup caramel ice cream...
14-12-2017 16:05 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Guest Post: Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Banana Muffins

Hi guys! I am so stoked to be here today sharing a favorite paleo recipe with you all! First of all, let me introduce myself, so you aren?t just eating food made by a stranger;) I am Kaylie, the founder of paleoglutenfree.com. I am 20 years old and...
12-01-2017 03:38 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Easy Strawberry Cake

Get ready because this Easy Strawberry Cake from Paula over at Call Me PMc is going to ROCK your world! It seriously looks and tastes just like a bakery cake. Did we mention that it’s full of fresh strawberries — in the cake and in the icing...
11-08-2016 03:32 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Easy Lemon Lava Cake

This Easy Lemon Lava Cake recipe from Call Me PMc is a silky and luscious dessert that your family will love. It’s simple to make and comes out of the oven with a delicious self-made lemon sauce — and it’s best served warm with your favorite...
20-02-2016 03:34 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Slow Cooker Pork and Gandules (Pigeon Peas) Stew

Comfort in a bowl! This Latin dish is a cross between a stew and a soup. If you want to eat it as a soup, serve it with some fresh avocado on top. If you prefer to have this over rice, try it with my Latin yellow rice (I had it both ways!).The...
10-12-2015 03:35 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Brown Sugar Pineapple Pork Chops

Brown Sugar Pineapple Pork Chops with caramelized red onions and tangy goat cheese are a one-skillet delicious supper. It?s a sweet take on juicy pork chops that are quick and easy to prepare! Growing up my mother rarely made pork chops....
16-01-2018 16:07 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Beer and Ice Cream Pairings for the Very Best Adult Floats

As important as it is to findStout Beer Float/Getty Images   When you pour beerover ice cream, a fizzy and fantasticconcoction occurs. Abeer floatis simply an adult twist on theclassic root beer dessert.The alcoholic version is more bitter...
19-06-2016 03:33 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Mexican Brown Rice

Happy holidays! I’m tremendously thankful for you all. Thank you for being patient with me on this rice recipe that I promised you last week. I made? The post Mexican Brown Rice appeared first on Cookie and Kate.
29-11-2016 03:38 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Bean and Bacon Soup

90 degrees is basically considered fall right" Lol. I know I’m getting ahead of myself with all these fall recipes and soups but I just can’t help it. I’ve been ...
01-09-2016 03:32 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal

When you need an easy chicken dinner the whole family will love, it doesn't get much better than thisLow-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal. And this recipe is also low-glycemic, dairy-free, South Beach Diet friendly, and can be gluten-free...
03-01-2017 03:37 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pastry Bites

These Chicken Cordon Bleu Pastry Bites from Chef in Training are absolutely heavenly! Paired with a special sauce, these will be one appetizer your company will not be able to get their hands off of!  The dipping sauce is magical and compliments...
31-03-2017 16:05 - ( recipes )
Cheddar Beer Soup

Shrimp Ceviche and Avocado Salad

Chilled shrimp ceviche served in an avocado half over a bed of arugula ? a light, refreshing salad that tastes so good, and bonus points for being low-carb, gluten-free and Paleo friendly.I love ceviche and the countless ways you can make it. This...
18-08-2015 03:32 - ( recipes )
-------------------------------------