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Home made baked beans??

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monkeytrousers Sun 03-Jul-05 18:56:24

Anyone have any recipes?

Twiglett Sun 03-Jul-05 18:58:00

why on earth would you want to?

giraffeski Sun 03-Jul-05 19:00:09

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spidermama Sun 03-Jul-05 19:00:24

I used to have a fantastic recipe for baked beans involving molasses, lemon juice, fresh toms ... mmmmm. Will try and dig it out.

RnB Sun 03-Jul-05 19:03:18

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hercules Sun 03-Jul-05 19:09:03


SoupDragon Sun 03-Jul-05 19:30:48

Take 1 tin of baked beans. Open, heat and serve.

Twiglett Mon 04-Jul-05 09:32:25

Take 1 tin of Heinz baked beans. Open, get spoon and eat.


monkeytrousers Mon 04-Jul-05 09:51:09

Lol. It's 'cos I bought some reduced sugar/salt one and they've got all sorts of additives and crap in them. They're for the baby not me. Which cheapy ones u you use Giraffeski?

giraffeski Mon 04-Jul-05 10:18:43

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monkeytrousers Tue 05-Jul-05 19:42:37


Spidermama, RnB, you found them yet??

spidermama Tue 05-Jul-05 19:54:08

Thanks for making me dig this out. I'll try it again soon It's from Rose Elliot's Bean Book.

Boston Baked Beans.

12oz haricot beans
1 lge onion
1 tablespoon oil
i teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons black treacle
1/4 pint tomato juice (or liquid from tin of toms)
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 pint unsalted stock

Serves 4

Soak, drain and rinse beans then cook in fresh water til they're almost tender, and drain again.
Set Oven 140'C (mark1). Peel and slice the onion. Heat the oil in ovenproof casserole and fry onion for about 5 minutes, then add the rest of ingreds and bring to boil. Cover and put in oven. Cook for FOUR HOURS stirring occassionally.

spidermama Tue 05-Jul-05 20:09:36

Or non-veggie alternative (how sad am I?)...

Campfire Bean Pot.
1lb Haricot beans
1pz soft brown sug
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons mustard powder
4 tablespoons molasses (or treacle)
1 large onion, chopped
1 sprig thyme
1 bay leaf
2 whole cloves
12oz piece rindless streaky bacon
2-3 fl oz dark rum (optional but fabulous!)
salt and pepper

1. Drain and rinse beans and put in casserole. In a small bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon & molasses then add to beans.
2. Pour water over to cover (about 1 pint), cover dish with tight fitting lid and put in oven at 150'C (gas 2) for 3-4 hours. Check occassionally and add water if nec.
3. Stir in rum, adjust seasoning. Remove the backon, slice it, place slices on top of casserole. Return to over and cook uncovered for 20-30 mins.

spidermama Tue 05-Jul-05 21:24:55

Bump darnit! It took me ages to write these out

monkeytrousers Wed 06-Jul-05 07:29:03

Goddit, Spidermania! Will try to have a go soon and will let you know. Can I use tinned haricots tho or is that sacrilege?

spidermama Wed 06-Jul-05 11:24:05

Problem with tinned ones, Monkey, is they'll be too soft and might just collapse when being baked for four hours.

I've been inspired to make these for the first time in years. I've cooked the beans this morning and am planning coolest ever beans on toast for dinner.

Will let you know.

handlemecarefully Wed 06-Jul-05 11:25:05

additives and crap are excellent fortifiers in moderation....

handlemecarefully Wed 06-Jul-05 11:25:26

But nevertheless, respect for doing your own baked beans!!!!!

tarantula Wed 06-Jul-05 11:32:01

I use tinned beans to make home made baked beans and havent had a problem so far except that dd is a fussy wee bugger and WONT eat them grrrrrr. Still more for the rest of us She loves the tinned baked beans tho typical!

Your reciepes sound really good SM Jsut might have to try them

spidermama Wed 06-Jul-05 11:34:41

I'm not attempting to avoid additives HMC, (though it's a desirable bi-product) but am seeking the best possible flavour. L LOVE food.

spidermama Wed 06-Jul-05 14:43:14

Mine are in the oven

monkeytrousers Wed 06-Jul-05 15:33:37

Lemme know how they taste Spidey!

HMC, what do you mean fortifier? Like antibodies??

puddle Wed 06-Jul-05 15:34:34

spidermama - I made those beans years ago when I was a student and had that book. You've inspired me now.

monkeytrousers Wed 06-Jul-05 15:36:10

SpiderMAMA. My apoligies

handlemecarefully Wed 06-Jul-05 15:42:54

monkeytrousers - sorry I was joking

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