BBQ bacon beans

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A tasty alternative to baked beans, this recipe will spice up your jacket potatoes no end

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 204
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 27g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 1.78g


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small red pepper, deseeded
  • 8 rashers rindless streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 500g carton passata
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 410g can borlotti beans
  • 410g can cannellini beans


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Finely chop the celery sticks, onion and red pepper and gently fry until soft, about 10 mins. Set the softened veg aside and fry the bacon in the same pan until golden and crisp. Tip in the garlic clove and chilli powder and cook for 1 min.

  2. Pour in passata, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce and the softened veg and stir well.

  3. Rinse and drain the borlotti beans and cannellini beans. Tip into the pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins. Season to taste and serve with jacket potatoes.

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