Beans are one of the most versatile foods around and whether they are eaten alone or jazzed up and combined with other ingredients, they really can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Beans around the clock
One of the great things about baked beans is that they are so quick and easy to prepare – a couple of minutes in a saucepan or the microwave and dinner is ready. Baked beans are also the ideal food for novice chefs. Even the most inexperienced cook can open a can and use a toaster – a fact that comforts many mothers when their children first leave home.
Bring on Breakfast
Beans are perfect for the most important meal of the day, as their slow-releasing carbohydrates will keep you going until lunchtime. The classic bacon and eggs combo goes fantastically well with baked beans and it is easy to turn this into a healthy option by poaching the eggs and grilling the bacon. For a relaxing alternative weekend brunch, try the recipe for Bean, Mushroom and Brie-filled Pancakes.
Beans in all Cuisines
Heinz Baked Beans are now sold in over 69 countries. One of the reasons why Heinz Baked Beanz have proved to be such a hit around the world is that many countries have a rich culinary history that includes many different varieties of beans. As a great source of protein and carbohydrates, beans are an excellent choice for hearty meals and you will find beans popping up in all kinds of dishes, such as chickpeas or split peas in Indian dishes and black beans in Caribbean cooking.