Homemade baked beans
For millions of us baked Beanz Meanz Heinz. And while there’s nothing wrong with heating up a tin, and pouring the Day-Glo orange sauce over your toast (especially when pimped with a little Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce), the flavour of bought baked beans doesn’t compete with home-made.
The history of baked beans is quite an interesting one as the first tin of baked beans was sold way back in 1886. It was HJ Heinz who sold it to Fortnum & Mason in London. Today, the most famous dish in England, the English breakfast, still contains baked beans as one of the main ingredients. It is a synonym for student suppers and cooked breakfasts.
Still, baked beans are still reviewed in the UK as an exotic and pricey American import. It is true that baked beans come from America. Well, we are here to see how to make baked beans by a homemade recipe standard. We will need a huge and heavy saucepan, onion, garlic and olive oil for starters. Place a saucepan over a medium heat and keep it low. Heat it up slowly and add onion, garlic and olive oil. Chop the tomatoes and mix them with vinegar, mustard, black treacle and sugar. Pour it all in and leave it a couple of minutes.
Make sure that you season it. Add the beans and let it simmer for an hour on medium heat. Use water if it is too thick. If you like it hotter, add some Tabasco in there along with more seasoning and it should be quite fine. It takes about an hour and 15 minutes to make homemade baked beans and believe us when we say that no tin can replace the richness of that flavor. It’s just perfect.