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Homemade Beans

Simple homemade beans on toast
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch, lunch
Cuisine: UK Classic
Keyword: beans, tomato
Servings: 2


  • Half an Onion or 1 shallot diced
  • 4 Slices Bacon diced
  • 1 clove of Garlic diced
  • 0.5 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 400g tin Chopped tomatoes
  • Splash of Soy sauce
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 400g tin Butter beans in water
  • 1 tbsp Fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil or Fry light


  • Put a pan on a medium heat and add the olive oil or fry light.
  • Add the diced onion, bacon and garlic to the pan and fry until the onion starts to soften and bacon begins to brown. Stir regularly to avoid sticking.
  • Add the paprika to the pan and mix in, fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato puree and mix in.
  • Add the tin of tomatoes.
  • Add a splash of soy and Worcestershire sauce, season with salt & pepper.
  • Take the leaves off the thyme and add to the sauce.
  • Add the beans and mix into the sauce, cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Serve on toast.