Baked potato with homemade baked beans

In the depths of winter you just can't beat a heartwarming baked potato with homemade baked beans. 

Baked potato with homemade baked beans



Bursting with folic acid, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and vitamin B6, baked beans are the ultimate unsung superfood. Twinned with baked potatoes, you can't get a better pre-run fuel.


Serves 2 Prep time 20 minutes Cook time 90 minutes



  • 2 baking potatoes
  • 1 tin cannellini or haricot beans, drained
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark Muscovado sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried herbs such as oregano or thyme
  • Salt to taste


  1. Pop the potatoes in the oven at 160 degrees C for an hour.
  2. Slice or crush the garlic, and fry it with the cloves in olive oil until the garlic starts to colour.
  3. Then add the tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, herbs and salt to taste.
  4. Let it simmer gently for a good 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the cloves (and if you want a smooth sauce, you can purée the mixture in a blender).
  6. Return the mixture to the pan and add the beans.
  7. Let it simmer for 10 minutes or until your potatoes are cooked.

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