Baked BeansElena Duggan
- 400g Borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
- 400g Butter beans, drained and rinsed
- 200g Speck, skinned, finely diced
- 500g Passata
- 150g Water
- 1med Brown onion, finely diced
- 5 Garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 Bay leaves
- 10g Lemon zest
- 25g Paprika, sweet
- 25g Paprika, smoked
- 10g Oregano, dried (or fresh)
- 10g Marjoram, dried (or fresh)
- 50g Australian extra virgin olive oil
- 50g Butter
- Dollop of Labne
- 250g Pork sausage, cut into rounds
- Dried beans can be used, soak overnight then rinse and place in pot
- Substitute the dried herbs for fresh herbs
- Place olive oil, butter, the onion and speck into a large heavy based casserole dish. Stir and fry until fragrant, onion is translucent and speck is starting to colour.
- Add garlic, herbs and spices and toast for another five minutes.
- Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for up to 15 minutes or until liquid has reduced slightly and flavours are fully infused.
- Can be stored in an airtight container in fridge for three days.
- Serve warm with eggs, spinach, with melted cheese or on toast.
- Can be cooked with in a slow cooker with dried bean if desired – before you go to bed so you wake up to the aroma – yum.
- Gluten free
- Lactose free
- Nut free
- Vegetarian optional
- Vegan optional
- Low fructose/ low sugar
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