Boston Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans.... totally delicious and packed with vegetables!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade baked beans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 208kcal

Equipment

  • Stovetop or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 100 g bacon or pancetta, chopped
  • 1 brown onion chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 stick of celery chopped
  • 1 green capsicum and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 2 X 400g tins cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Cook the bacon in a frying pan for approximately 5 minutes or until crispy.
  • Add onion, garlic, celery and capsicum and stir continuously until vegetables have softened (but not browned).
  • Add the brown sugar, tomatoes and spices.
  • Simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until the mixture has started to thicken.
  • Add the cannellini beans and season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir carefully for a minute or until beans are heated through.
  • Serve with hot buttered toast!

Thermomix Method

  • Chop the bacon in the thermomix bowl on speed 6 for 2 seconds.
  • Add the olive oil.
  • Cook at 80 degrees, reverse speed 2 for 4 minutes.
  • Pour into a bowl and set aside.
  • Add onion, garlic, celery and capsicum to the thermomix bowl and chop on speed 6 for 3 seconds.
  • Add bacon back into the bowl.
  • Cook at 80 degrees, reverse speed 2 for 4 minutes.
  • Add the brown sugar, tomatoes and spices.
  • Cook at 100 degrees, reverse speed 2 for 10 minutes.
  • Add the cannellini beans and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix on reverse speed 1 for 1 minute.
  • Serve with hot buttered toast!

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.3mg