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Homemade smoky beans and potatoes recipe

Homemade smoky beans and potatoes recipe

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Jazz up a couple of tins of baked beans with this homemade smoky beans recipe. Add sweet caramelised peppers and spicy paprika to your baked beans and serve on a jacket potato for an updated twist on this comfort food classic. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 550 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 jacket potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 peppers, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 1½ tsp paprika
  • 2 x 420g tins baked beans
  • 15g basil, leaves picked
If you haven't got any jacket potatoes, try using sweet potatoes. Cooking times may differ.

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    5g 8%
  • Saturates

    1g 4%
  • Sugars

    19g 22%
  • Salt

    1.2g 21%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 107.4g Protein 19.1g Fibre 16.9g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 8, 220°C, fan 200°C. Pierce the potatoes with a sharp knife a few times, then microwave on high for 10 mins. Check to see if a knife easily pierces them (if not, cook for 3-5 mins and test again). Put on a baking sheet and drizzle with a little oil. Bake for 10 mins until golden.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat and add the onion. Fry for 5-7 mins, until starting to soften. Add the garlic, peppers and paprika and fry for a further 5 mins.
  3. Add the beans to the pan and simmer for 5 mins. Garnish with basil and serve immediately with the jacket potatoes.

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