Another one to work my way through drafts and archives…
Created originally to go with the brisket, sharing these beans now was spurred on by a stunningly disappointing serving of baked eggs experienced this morning at a local cafe.
The eggs were fine, the beans however were sickly sweet and straight out of a can. Price and location aside I really wanted a good brunch, so I now feel the need to make these or these or this for cafe-in-my-kitchen baked eggs… Sometimes you just have to do things yourself, know what I mean?
Smokey BBQ Beans
Rich and fragrant, these beans are the perfect accompaniment for a slow-smoked brisket, or as a base for skillet-baked eggs, or just on their own with fresh bread.
- 1 ½ c soaked red or white beans (see note)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ c diced brown onion
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 Tbsp BBQ Spice Rub
- 1 c tomato passata
- 2 c water or stock
- 1 tsp salt, or more/less to taste
In a large saucepan, saute onion and carrot in oil for 5 mins. Add tomato paste and spice rub and cook 1 minute. Stir through beans, stock and passata.
Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 1 hour until beans are tender and sauce has thickened. Season to taste with salt before serving.
- Beans: Cover dry red kidney beans or white cannellini beans with filtered water and leave to soak overnight. If using tinned beans, reduce water/stock by half, adding more towards the end if necessary.
- Stock: If you’ve made Slow Smoked Pepper-Crusted BBQ Brisket use the leftover stock, with fat removed, and top up with enough water to make 2 cups. For a vegetarian version stick to veggie stock or water and add a tsp smoked paprika to up the smokey factor.
vegetarian // vegan // gluten-free // dairy-free // sugar-free // soy-free // nut-free
Helen (Grab Your Fork) says
I’ve been obsessed with baked beans lately – the homemade version – but still haven’t tried making these myself yet. I’d probably add smoked bacon or speck, but will definitely have to give this a go this winter!
The Life of Clare says
They look absolutely delicious! I made my first beans for breakfast the other day and am tempted to make them again this morning!
Brenda Hayes says
Looks and sounds great.
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
Oh no! I hate a disappointing breakfast! This would definitely make up for it.
Immanuel Kabuhung says
Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! I love it!
Sara | Belly Rumbles says
homemade beans are the bomb, nothing can compare
Mel @ The cook's notebook says
Can’t really say it any better than Sara. Will add that I’m getting pressure to make some here again, so might have to whip up a big batch again