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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 3.36 / 5 (91 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
1 hr 45 min
6 - 8

Tana Ramsay makes some simple homemade beans in a smooth tomato sauce packed full of flavour


1. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof pan. Add the onions and garlic and fry until soft and golden. Sprinkle over the paprika and ground cloves and cook for 1 minute then stir through the ketchup.

2. Add the passata and water and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes before liquidizing until smooth.

3. Pre-heat oven to 150C/gas 2.

4. Add the beans, Worcestershire sauce and sugar to the tomato sauce. Season with salt. Stir well and bring back to the boil.

5. Put on a lid and transfer to the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes. Stir in some boiling water before serving if the beans are a bit dry.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 heaped tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 250 ml passata
  • 300 ml water
  • 2 cans haricot beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

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Latest Comment


Canned beans goodbye!

PaulineM14156 PaulineM14156  Posted 28 Oct 2009 12:12 PM