Gourmet Beans on Toast

Borlotti Beans, Butter beans, Cannellini Beans, Cherry Tomato, Chorizo, Garlic, Kidney Beans, Toast

Errrrmagherrrd, beeearrrnz errrn turrrst!”

Don’t worry, I’m not talking about the typical three-minute dinner we all endure a love-hate relationship with. I’m manning a different ship today. Think of it as a culinary prank on someone who’s expecting a medium to nice meal, maybe more nice than medium, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. [“What are we having for dinner tonight?” – “Oh, beans on toast…”] *smug face*

IMG_5247_WT When I was growing up, the typical easy meal when my mum was too busy was beans on toast. Now don’t get me wrong, I love beans on toast. It’s probably about as satisfied you’re going to be in three minutes without taking your trousers off, so it’s a win-win situation if hunger calls. However, the inevitable ‘BUT’ I am going to lay down in this anecdote is that it can be much more rewarding when making it from scratch, not to mention how much healthier it is too. Have you ever seen the sugar content in a can of baked beans? I don’t want to be responsible for anyone having a pre-baked-bean-info cardiac arrest so I’ll let you do the research for yourself (35 grams)…

IMG_5273_WT I have to say, the Chorizo really dominates the taste in this dish, but I’m totally okay with that, mainly because I would usually give up my right arm just for my Chorizo fix. The flavour really bonds together with the garlic and the beans, you’ve got to try it, it just works.



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