Sunday, 20 May 2012

BBQ Beans

I really fancied BBQ beans, but not the tinned variety! I found a really quick & easy recipe on the BBC Good Food website. We had them in baked potatoes. I can't wait to have a BBQ, these will definitely feature as a side dish. I will probably double the recipe though, as this just fed 5 of us. These dont taste like tinned/Heinz variety BBQ beans, the sauce is thicker and the flavour more intense - lovely!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 tbsp white or red wine vinegar
  • 1 heaped tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 x 300g tin pinto beans , drained and rinsed (or any other bean that you like)
  • 500ml tub passata
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce or vegetarian alternative (optional) 

Heat the oil, then fry the onion until it is soft & golden. Add the garlic & fry for another minute. Tip in the vingar, add the sugar & fry soflty until the onions caramelise. Add the rest of the ingredients & simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.

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