Beans on toast
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Beans on Toast (serves one)
Preparation time: seconds
Cooking Time: 5-8 minutes
Two slices of bread (any type)
Small can baked beans in tomato sauce
- Put the bread in the toaster or under the grill.
- Open can of beans and empty into a pan.
- Heat on low temperature for about 5-8 minutes, stirring regularly.
- Butter toast and put slices on plate.
- Pour beans on top of toast. Season to taste - lots of pepper is good.
Spice it up
Spread hummus on the toast before you put the beans on.
Add some grated cheese and jalapeno peppers - the cheese melts and makes it gooey while the peppers give it a bit of a kick.
Add half a teaspoon of curry powder to the beans.
Stir in some Marmite during the heating phase - giving the beans an oomph. About half a teaspoon per full-size can of beans should do the trick. Or add some Worcestershire sauce, though the effect is not so pronounced.
Best for eating
On a tray in front of the telly watching your favourite television programme with a mug of tea.
Ideal time of year
Anytime - all year.
People in the UK eat over 90% of the world's tinned baked beans. Luckily beans on toast provides a well-rounded, healthy, vegetarian meal - especially if you choose brown bread and beans in low sugar or low salt sauces.
Words from the Recipe
season to taste (exp.) - add salt and pepper to a dish to improve the flavour
hummus (n.) - a Middle Eastern dish made from chick peas and spices
jalapeno peppers (n.) - a small green chilli
gooey (adj.) - soft and sticky
give something a bit of a kick (exp.) - to make something spicy or strong tasting
Marmite (n.) - a spread made from yeast extract, usually eaten on toast, popular in the UK
give something an oomph (exp.) - to give something some extra taste
Worcestershire sauce (n.) - a spicy dark brown sauce used as a flavouring
telly (n.) - a slang word for television