A staple in most American breakfast formats, baked beans are known for their tangy sweetness, colour and buttery bean flavour. Sourced from haricot beans cooked in butter with onions, garlic, tomatoes and aromatic herbs, baked beans can be easily made at home and alternatives like kidney beans, black beans, white beans, navy beans etc can be used in its place. Generally sold canned, baked beans have been used as a staple survival food in the army and in camps.
How to select
• Canned baked beans are generally how this product is sold.
• Please check the brand and packaging for both the manufacturing and expiry dates.
• Please do not purchase the product if the cans are puffed.
• If made at home, ensure that good, quality beans free from stones, grime and dirt is used.
• As a topping on open sandwiches with grated cheese, herbs or on toast, baked beans taste incredible.
• Baked beans go very well as fillings in grilled sandwiches, sausages and stuffed pizzas etc.
• Baked beans are a regional hit in the Brazilian Feijoada. It is made with onions, garlic, peppers, roasted cumin powder, coriander and pepper, before being topped with orange juice and sherry.
• Southern baked beans served at barbecues across the United States are made with molasses, brown sugar, mustard and tomatoes.
• Try combining baked beans with balsamic vinegar, corn, salsa for salad variations.
• Process baked beans with herbs, potatoes and breadcrumbs to make bean burger patties.
• They go as a traditional filling in Mexican quesadillas.
How to store
• Store canned beans under refrigerated conditions.
• Once opened, transfer the ingredients to a bowl and cover it with cling film.
• Since baked beans are high in protein, baked beans can be an excellent source of nutrition, especially for vegetarians.
• It is also a moderate source of iron, vitamin B, folic acid and fibre.