Baked Beans In Tomato Sauce (E) – Trim Healthy Mama (THM) Suitable Recipe.
Trim Healthy Mama Recipe – Baked beans ‘E’ recipe
One of the best foods when you are on a budget is beans on toast. It’s warming, filling and comforting and very quick and easy to make. Shop bought baked beans are full of sugar and salt though, which makes them unsuitable for those of us on THM. This is the beans recipe that I have messed with
and tweaked over the last year that lets us have a quick and easy lunch when paired with on plan toast made from E bread or Nuke Queens Awesome Bread here. I have included the regular recipe and a ‘Drive through Sue’ version!
You will need –
500g of dried haricot beans
2 small onions
2 garlic cloves
2 cartons of pasatta (500ml each)
2 Tbsp of balsalmic vinegar
1/2 doonk of stevia
1 – Soak the beans overnight till tender. Adding a little bicarbonate of soda helps.
2 – Rinse and drain and then boil in fresh water, turn down to simmer and cook for about an hour till tender.
3 – In a separate pan, lightly fry the onion and the garlic till tender and then add the pasatta, balsalmic vinegar and the stevia to taste. Simmer for twenty minutes, until it is all smooth.
4 – Add your haricot beans (cooked) and you have finished!
I then portion these out into two cup servings and freeze in plastic tubs. They reheat through quickly in the microwave or you can get them out of the freezer the night before and let them defrost and then heat them in a pan. This makes quite a few servings for us and means there is a quick E meal ready at all times. E meals can be tricky for some people and so this is a good option is you have an S breakfast, these beans at lunch time and then an evening meal that is an S.
Drive Through Sue Version.
You will Need –
Enough tins of pre soaked haricot beans to feed your family
1 – Drain beans and put in pan
2 – Add pasatta, garlic salt, onion salt and stevia
3 – Heat through and serve!
This is one I do a lot when I have forgotten to make a big batch of the other recipe and I want a quick dinner! I keep all the ingredients in the cupboard so I can just throw it together as needed!
Either way, it is a quick, nutritious and filling meal.