Baked beans: economical, delicious, nutritious

The humble can of baked beans or beans in tomato sauce have got to be one of the most underated foods in a can ever.  There are so many things you can do with them!

Firstly there’s  the simple student food of beans on toast.

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And let us not forget the ever popular and completely yummy jacket potato with beans and cheese

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Beans go wonderfully in chili con carne.  Add some sour cream and you’ve got a hearty meal.

Warmed beans with chopped up frankfurters are a great kids staple.  When we were kids we called this a cowboy supper.

Even better, a can of baked beans, 1/2 a chopped onion and chopped cubes of mature cheddar cheese make a fabulous salad.  And if there’s leftovers?  Heat the rest of the salad in the microwave and serve on toast.  The creamy onion-y flavoured beans are just the ticket for a nutritious breakfast.

Of you could place the beans into the centre of an omelette!

The next time you’re strapped for cash or just have a hankering for something oh so good, turn to a can of yummy scrummy beans.

Bright blessings,

Mama R

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