Baked Beans

I've totally fallen in love with baked beans. It's been a long developing relationship with them image
I've been in this country for almost a decade. I didn't like them at first, then I thought they were OK with certain things.
Then I discovered they taste amazing with Jacket Potato and cheese.
...But I never really got the idea of beans on toast... and now I go crazy if I don't get my beans on toast!

The question is, what do YOU have yours with? Have you got any odd combinations to suggest?

My friend loves jacket with tuna and beans and THAT does sound disgusting to me.... but I'm still tempted to try!

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  • I image baked beans. The cheese and beans combination is my favourite, not too sure about beans and tuna although it's worth a try!

    When I make a shepherd's pie I'll often bung a can of baked beans in. The starch from the beans seems to give it a lovely creamy texture image

  • Beans on toast with a dollop of Brinjal pickle stirred in image
  • Beans on toast moves from a convenient snack to a gourmet sensation if you put Marmite on the bread and grate cheese on the top.   The marmite really sets the beans off to perfection. 
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  • beans are brill !

    Beans and scrambled eggs on toast !

  • Jacket potato, baked beans, grated cheese, big dollop of Hellman's light mayo on the top - all mashed up together it's  seriously yum image
  • Jacket potato with cheese and beans is a lovely combination but when you add coleslaw to the mix it turns in to a taste sensation!!! image
  • with sausage and mashed potato - they mix in with the mash very nicely!
  • mathschick wrote (see)
    with sausage and mashed potato - they mix in with the mash very nicely!
    Sausage mash and beans (with lots of ketchup) is truly the food of the Gods image 
  • My ex used to have beans with breaded fish (fair enough) and mashed potato.  Now don't get me wrong, I love a baked tattie with beans & cheese or if I'm having an egg & chips day (which hasn't happened in about 10 years) you have to have beans really.  But with mash?   image

    I made a recipe called Boston Baked Beans the other day.  Now they were flippin good.

  • My absolute go to food when I'm on my own and need to eat is a baked bean, cheddar cheese and crisp butty !!  (any flavour crisp will do, whatever kids have left ,but if theres a choice Prawn Cocktail add a nice tang!)
  • Chips, beans, cheese - all piled up together

    Or - sausage and bean hotpot - caramelise a couple of onions and perhaps some mushrooms, cook sausages then cout the sausages up, mixed with the onions and a tin or two of beans (depends how many people you have), bake in the oven and serve - with cheese on the top if you like, or a bit of salad and mash if you're really greedy.  Add a little mustard to the beans.

  • image Baked beans. My sisters loved them and I found myself cooking with baked beans rather a lot.

    As has been mentioned, Shepherds or Cottage pie. Also chili, in fact any slow cooked mince dish. With bangers or fish fingers. (again 2 food stuffs I dislike). Mixed bean casserole.

    Strange meal ccoked for me, philadelphia, mushrooms, onions and baked beans served with garlic bread.

  • Beans on cheese on toast. Oh yes. With a good smear of mild mustard on the toast, and a shake of Worcester sauce on the beans. Bliss.

    If I have time - soften a diced onion and maybe some crushed garlic too, then add one tin of beans with a good dollop of curry sauce or spoonful of curry powder. Excellent.

    (My favourite curry sauce is tarka - like tikka, just a little 'otter)

  • sarah the bookworm wrote (see)
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    I've been thinking that a lot recently Wormy.

    I'm going to bookmark this thread.  Although I don't eat baked beans very often, I like them when I do and usually add chilli powder or fresh chillies + some ground cumin and coriander.  I like the Marmite suggestion but then I also like Big Foot's extravaganza ... and most of the other suggestions (inc beans and tuna).  God I'm hungry now ...

  • I image baked beans cold, straight out of the can image
  • Me too Saffy, particularly when camping.
  • Oh and when I was a kid in Scotland, we had the wee shell pies with mince in the bottom, then a layer of baked beans and mashed potato.  After I became a vegetarian, I ate the ones with just beans and tatties in them.  The vege version's not easy to find now. image
  • Muttley wrote (see)

    Beans on cheese on toast. Oh yes. With a good smear of mild mustard on the toast, and a shake of Worcester sauce on the beans. Bliss.

    If I have time - soften a diced onion and maybe some crushed garlic too, then add one tin of beans with a good dollop of curry sauce or spoonful of curry powder. Excellent. (My favourite curry sauce is tarka - like tikka, just a little 'otter)
    Cheesy, oniony, garlicky beans on buttered toast. Food of the gods! And with those image wee pies before I became veggie too!
  • cheese & beans in a spud yes. But mixing cheese on toast with beans is a sin. One slice of beans, one cheese is good though. Asked for baked potato & cheese or beans n US recently, and they gave strange looks.. They just think its a side dish Is it a UK thing?

    My recovery fuel on return tonight was though, baked potato, poached eggs, 1 toast & lots of beans. Oh 2 bacon also.

    Bruce, crisps, cheese, beans in a sandwich! I'm telling Dubai Dave image
  • Baked beans with jalapenos is a good combination.

    As a student I'd sometimes have a cheap meal if beans mixed with pasta. Made a change from beans on toast.

  • Yes it is CB!  In fact, jalapenos with most things for me.
  • Yep. A jar of jalepenos doesn't last long in our house!
  • baked bean lasagne is pretty good
  • My brother only ate baked beans cooked with about 1/4 pack of butter stirred in then loads of ketchup on top.
  • Another vote for beans on toast with marmite. Totally scrummy.  Don't need the cheese. image
  • You always need cheese image
  • I like to get a tin with a tin of stewed steak. Cook em both together with a couple of slices of buttered bread. Yummo.
  • I've had baked beans 3 times this week because of this thread.  Tinned lazy beans tho'.  I've made my own in the past, but it's so easy to open a tin after a run.

    My bean research so far:

    Heinz organic - good
    Whole Earth organic - good
    Waitrose organic - horrible

    Any other recommendations for good brands or does it have to be Heinz always?

  • I always get heinz - when I have bought other brands the beans are sometimes hard!
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