Recipe for success: Homemade Beans

Our homemade beans are delicious on their own, as an addition to eggs on toast or as a side dish with dinner!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45-60 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Butter beans - 1 can
  • Tomatoes (chopped) - 2 cups
  • Onion (chopped) - 1 medium
  • Tomato puree - 2 tablespoons
  • Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic (crushed) - 2 cloves
  • Sugar - 1 tablespoon
  • Parsley (chopped) - 2 tablespoons
  • Oregano (dried) - 1 teaspoon

You will need:

  • 1 large frying pan
  • 1 large ovenproof dish


  1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic, then cook over a medium heat fro 5-10 mins until softened (not browned).
  3. Add the tomato puree, cook for a further 1 minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, sugar and oregano then simmer for 2-3 minutes. Then stir in the beans.
  4. Tip the mixture into a large ovenproof dish. 
  5. Bake for 45-60 minutes, uncovered and without stirring until the beans are tender. The beans will absorb the flavours and the sauce will thicken.
  6. Allow to cool and then scatter with parsley.

Storage: Once cooled completely, store in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 3 days. 

Date published: 27 June 2023
Date updated: 27 June 2023


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