Sunday, 3 July 2011

Baked Beans GF SCD

Did you know that the Navy bean is so called because it was a staple food of the US Navy in the early 20th Century? I can't begin to count the number of cans of baked beans we consumed before we started to cook for the SCD. This was one thing that I thought we would not be able to replace.

For the last five years Sainsbury's have sold cartons of organic haricot beans in water only. However, recently they have vanished from the shelves, much to our disappointment. Fortunately, the packs of dried beans are still available. So I decided to batch cook the beans and freeze them in carton sized portions.

I used to make baked beans every other day! For a vegetarian following the SCD, baked beans are quick to make and provide valuable nutrients. Navy beans are a good source of protein, Vitamin B1, folate and manganese as well as phosphorus, copper, magnesium, and iron.

Baked Beans GF SCD

250g cooked haricot (navy) beans
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
350g organic passata (with only salt added)
2 tsps dried oregano
1 bay leaf
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

Finely chop the onion. If you can find sweet onions they are worth buying to use in this recipe.

Pour about half a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into a pan and heat on a low light. Add the chopped onions and fry gently until the onions have become translucent.

Add the garlic and fry for a further couple of minutes.

Pour in the passata and add the oregano and bay leaf. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Add the cooked haricot (navy) beans. 

Cover the pan with a lid. Bring to the boil then turn the heat down and simmer gently for about 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Be careful to keep the heat very low to avoid the risk of them boiling dry.

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  1. I like the color of these. They have much more appeal than other baked beans. Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays.

  2. These look really tasty. We have baked beans all the time but I've never tried making my own, maybe I should!

  3. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later today when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)