Ben’s Beanz

Named after a chum.

Bens Beans

Either 9oz ( 250g ) dried Haricot beans or 2 tins of Haricot beans
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion , diced
1 Clove Of Garlic
1 Tablespoon Black Treacle Or Molasses
Pinch Of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 x 400g tin of Chopped Tomatoes or : equivalent in fresh toms
1 Tablespoon Tomato Puree
1 teaspoon English Mustard Powder
Pinch Cayenne or Paprika
3/4 pint water { Omit if beans are pre cooked }
salt N pepper to season.

Cook garlic and onion in pan until sweated off
add all the rest of the ingredients and bring to boil n simmer until you have a rich tomato style sauce.

If you’re using pre-cooked beans chuck them in and bring to boil.


if however like me you cook from the dried beans , soak the beans over night , drain rinse and then add them to the sauce along with 3/4 pint of water , bring to boil and them simmer for about and hour until cooked.

One Response to “Ben’s Beanz”

  1. on 12 Dec 2009 at 3:15 am Bev

    Eeeuugh; I was raised on dry haricot beans, and no matter how I’ve tried them, they still stick to the roof of my mouth and make me gag – HOWEVER as you are my friend, I will forego this discomfort and TRY your recipe….. 🙂

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