I don’t like baked beans. Well, I don’t like baked beans in a can. but I do like beans and I do like tomatoey stuff, so something doesn’t add up. The texture? The beans are squidgy and kinda crumbly. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine tweeted that he was making homemade baked beans. And so inspired I went off in search of a recipe. Damn there is a lot of lard & bacon laden baked beans recipes out there. They mostly seem to be from the American southern states. Why can’t you just keep an inherently healthy meal healthy dudes? So I came across this Tana Ramsay recipe.
The only adaptations were pinto not haricot beans, because they were what I had, and no Worcestershire sauce cos it ain’t vegetarian. I don’t even know what that tastes like. Anyone know what a veg-friendly substitute might be?
These were such a handy thing to have in the fridge, I had them for lunch in work, for a saturday brunch on a bagel, and Dom loved them. He ate them off toast, he ate some from a fork and he enjoyed picking them out of the bowl and making a beany-tomatoey mess.
Disclaimer: I don’t know how much sooner I would have given them to him than I did (about 11 months). They’re certainly firmer than tinned baked beans, and they could present a choking hazard so you might want to wait til over a year, or make a call yourself on how able baby is for them. And obvs, supervise him.