Recipe: Homemade beans on toast

Who doesn’t turn to beans on toast during a time of need? But instead of reaching for the can, try making this at home with this deliciously easy recipe.

Homemade beans on toast will make for a much better brunch than the tinned variety. Picture: Shutterstock

Ingredients, serves 4

2 x 400g tins borlotti or haricot beans

2 tablespoons rapeseed oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes or passata

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

100g dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Salt and pepper

4 slices good quality bread, toasted


1. Drain the tinned beans or, if using dried beans, soak overnight and rinse thoroughly before draining.