Still eating Baked Beans out of a tin? Try this simple, tasty recipe and feel the difference!
This is a favourite in my house and so very easy, healthy and cheap to make.
What you will need:
1 tub of tomato paste (140g)
1 medium brown onion (or Spanish onion which is slightly sweeter)
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 can of *organic Cannelloni beans – rinsed, or 1 cup soaked over night
2 tsp of coconut sugar (optional – this balances the acidity of the tomato)
Stock 1.5 cups
2 sprigs of Thyme (or any fresh herbs like Tarragon, Basil, Parsley)
1 generous tbsp of Coconut oil (or cold pressed olive oil – or blend the two)
How to cook it:
Shallow fry the leek and onion in oil for several minutes, add a pinch of salt to sweat the onion
Add the tomato paste, crushed garlic and beans and stir through
Add stock and reduce the heat to a simmer for 30-45mins for the sauce to thicken
Once the sauce has thickened add the Thyme or fresh herbs to add more flavour and texture to the dish
This dish is a great accompaniment to meals, like fish, salad, eggs or as a snack in the afternoon. It is packed with flavour, fibre, complex carbohydrates and B vitamins for energy. Perfect for the whole family 🙂
Melanie Robinson ND BHSc: Naturopath, Mother, Home cook, Foodie and Health ‘enthusiast’…..