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The Best Baked Beans on Toast Recipe


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Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Baked Beans on Toast is a classic in the UK, here's my new recipe to jazz that up!

So the poor Semi-Naked Chef came home one day from work one day and there was not a scrap of food available for me. So what to do? I know, I really fancy baked beans on toast. Damn, no Heinz Baked Beans in the cupboard. 

Just like Old Mother Hubbard: the cupboard was bare. I still want it so much, so now I’ll have to make my own. I created this Baked Beans on Toast Recipe. These would be ideal for breakfast or brunch, sitting outside somewhere with a lovely hot cup of coffee.

Baked Beans on Toast Recipe 2023

Are you tired of the same old boring toast for breakfast? Do you want to add some excitement to your morning routine? Look no further than the humble dish of baked beans on toast

Not only is it a classic British breakfast staple, but it’s also incredibly versatile and easy to make. In this article, we’ll explore the history and cultural significance of this beloved dish, as well as provide some tips and tricks for taking your beans on toast to the next level. So, grab a can of beans (maybe), and let’s get started!

Short Answer: Baked beans on toast is a classic British breakfast dish that is both delicious and easy to make.

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This would probably be enough Baked Beans on Toast for 4 people, or one pig with 4 slices of bread for him/herself;

  • 4 slices of thick-cut crusty white bread;
  • 1 tin of drained butter beans;
  • 1 good knob of salted butter;
  • 3 finely chopped shallots;
  • 3 finely chopped garlic cloves;
  • 1 finely chopped chili padi (you could leave it out, but it really does make a difference);
  • A good pinch of sea salt and cracked black pepper;
  • 2 tablespoons of double cream;
  • 4 or so slices of honey-glazed ham, that I then sliced into thin strips; and
  • 1 handful of grated mozzarella cheese.

And here we go, Baked Beans on Toast Recipe.

  1. In a hot pan throw in the knob of butter and a drizzle of oil. Let the butter melt, and then add in the onions, garlic, and chili. Fry this off. Keep it all moving around as you don’t want it burnt, you’re just sweating it down a little and keeping a little crunch:
  2. Add in the beans, ham, cream, sea salt, and cracked black pepper and let this bubble away, continually stirring as you want the cream to thicken but you do not want it to burn:
  3. When thickened, sprinkle in the cheese, and take it off the heat as you can naturally melt it with the heat from the pan:
  4. Now, cut those big thick slices of Farmhouse White Bread and get it toasted, and slather with some salted butter – one to two slices per plate, your choice:
  5. Pour on those beautiful Baked Beans:
  6. Maybe add a little garnish of some fresh Thyme or chopped parsley – serve.

There you have it, my Baked Beans on Toast Recipe. See you later Heinz, you’re toast!!! These are cheesy, with a little heat from the chili, nicely salty from the ham, and ever so gooey and creamy. Indulge yourself, these are damn good, and if you are making breakfast in bed one day for a loved one, try it and earn some serious Brownie points. A winner. ENJOY!!!


The origins of Baked Beans on Toast...

A traditional British dish that has been loved for decades is one of my all-time favourites: baked beans on toast. I remember ‘dining’ in this day after day when I first moved out from my Mum’s, and literally could only afford this dish.

But where did this scrumptious and cozy breakfast favorite originate?

Early in the 20th century in the United Kingdom, baked beans on toast first appeared. Baked beans in particular were a popular choice for households all around the country at this time as canned products were becoming more readily available and more reasonably priced.

At the same time, toast was a typical breakfast food that was frequently accompanied by butter or jam. It didn’t take long for someone to come up with the wonderful combination of these two straightforward recipes to yield something much more enjoyable.

Although the precise origin of baked beans on toast is unknown, the meal swiftly gained popularity throughout the UK and is today regarded as a staple of British cooking. In fact, it’s so well-liked that it’s a common menu item in a lot of cafés and eateries across the nation.

The fact that baked beans on toast can be prepared in a multitude of ways is one of its distinctive features. Others choose the convenience of canned beans, while some people favor using homemade baked beans, like my recipe today. Others like to keep it simple, while others like to add toppings like cheddar or a fried egg.

Whatever method you use to prepare it, baked beans on toast is a delightful and cozy breakfast option that will always have a particular place in the tummies and hearts of the British people.

Therefore, whether you’ve always loved them or have never had them, try baked beans on toast; you won’t be sorry!

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