Bonfire Beans

2.9/5 rating (52 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 30-35 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Bonfire Beans

It's really hard to beat a steaming bowl of spicy bacon and beans on a chilly bonfire night!


  • 2 tbsp any oil
  • 2 large onions, peeled and chopped finely
  • 150g finely chopped chorizo
  • 150g finely chopped pancetta or bacon
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 1 x 10g pork stock cube
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 200mls water
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 2 tbsp any vinegar
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
  • 2 x 400g cans butterbeans, drained well

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  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, then add the onions, chorizo and bacon and cook for 10 minutes to render slightly and take a good colour.
  • Next add the tomatoes, stock cube, puree, water, Worcester sauce, treacle, vinegar and liquid smoke if using.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes until reduced and nice and thick, then add the beans and warm through.
  • Season well and serve.

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