Boston beans

Boston beans recipe
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  • 240g/one tin of Haricot Beans (drained weight )
  • 100g  thick smoked bacon lardons
  • half a white onion 
  • one clove of garlic 
  • 30g of tomato puree
  • 10g of Muscavado sugar 
  • 3 cloves 
  • 5g of English mustard powder 
  • 400g / tin of chopped tomatoes 
  • 10g of treacle 
  • 15g of sweet smoked paprika 
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. On a high heat caramelise the bacon in a saucepan, when golden brown add the onion and garlic and continue to cook until translucent.
  2. When the onion and garlic are cooked thoroughly add the the tomato puree, cloves, sugar, treacle mustard powder and paprika.
  3. Cook for a further five minutes on a medium heat until dark red in colour. Then, add the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rinse and drain the haricot beans well before adding them to the pan, stir well and simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve.
  5. Or why not crack an egg on top and bake in the oven for 8 minutes (en cocotte style)