Popcorn baked beans with sundried tomatoes

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Popcorn baked beans with sundried tomatoes
Popcorn baked beans with sundried tomatoes
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:778
Ready in:10 minutes
Prep. time:3 minutes
Cook time:7 minutes
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:Chef
First published:9th November 2014
Morrisons' mixed bean salad

Well these beans are not baked, they're popped, like popcorn but they taste better than any tinned baked beans and only take 10 minutes from start to finish.

I got the idea of frying the beans from one of Jamie Oliver's 15 minute meal TV programs but instead of making a salad I wanted to make luxury baked beans.

This is a brilliant recipe to mess about with and is ideal for using up odd leftovers.


Ingredients

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Method

  1. Drain the beans and rinse them a few times and allow them to drain well
  2. Heat the red pepper oil in a large frying pan over a high heat
  3. Add a pinch of black pepper to the oil and swill it around the pan
  4. Get a cover for the pan as it will spit violently when you add the beans
  5. Very carefully tip the beans into the frying pan and cover quickly
  6. Jiggle the pan to keep the beans turning over, ideally while holding the cover an inch away from the pan so they don't start to steam yet
  7. After a minute or so, the beans will pop like popcorn, crisping the skins and revealing a fluffy core
  8. Once most of the beans have popped and the pan has calmed down a little, stir in the chopped peppers, sundried tomato paste and tomato puree
  9. Mix well, reduce the heat and cover and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes
  10. If they look too dry, add a splash of liquid. You could use water, stock , wine or beer. I used a splash of Stella lager to loosen them
  11. Serve immediately

Variations

Use any variety of canned beans and practically anything you can think of. Bottled peppers are good because they don't require any cooking, however you could add fresh peppers for a little crunch, finely chopped spring onions, chillies, oh the list is endless!

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