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Best Home-Made Baked Beans

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Nut Free

So many people love baked beans but baulk at the sugar content. These beans take less than 30 minutes to make and freeze well too.


  • 40g olive oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 unsmoked back bacon rashers, roughly chopped
  • 2 x 400g tins of haricot beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 45g tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tbsp black treacle/molasses
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Gently fry the onion and bacon in the oil for 5 minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients. Stir. Bring to the boil then simmer for 15 mins.
  • Check seasonings and pack in a warmed Thermos flask.

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