These beans give a whole new dimension to a full English breakfast, bang to beans on toast and add real kick to chips, cheese and beans.
In my family we grew up on these, I never had "plain" beans until I went to school. This is a really simple recipe and is one of my favourite comfort foods.
1 tin of baked beans
1/2 a medium onion either diced or sliced
2 green chillies (sliced finely)
1 pinch salt
1 pinch black pepper
1/2 tea spoon garam masala
1 tea spoon vegetable oil
- Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onions and cook for a couple of minutes on a medium heat. Add all of the ingredients except the beans. Cook out the spices until the onions have browned.
- Add the beans and heat through as normal.
Serve as you would normally serve baked beans.
As I write this, I am thinking of new ways to vary this recipe. Ideas that come to mind, replacing the green chillies and garam masala with:
- Chinese five spice and szechuan pepper
- 1/2 a habanero chilli pepper and Jerk seasoning