Home-made molasses and mustard baked beans

This vegetarian baked beans recipe is very easy to prepare, especially in a crockpot or slow cooker, and you can make it more spicy to suit. It's also low in fat, cholesterol-free and high in fibre.

This is how is was prepared for the Games Night BBQ:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 500g haricot beans
  • water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 vegetable stock cube made up with a little hot water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

METHOD:

  1. Soak the beans in water overnight.
  2. Next day, drain the beans, cover with fresh water and simmer for 30-45 minutes until beginning to go soft.
  3. Transfer to the slow cooker (or a casserole). Add all the seasonings, mixing them in really well, and cook on low (or a very low oven setting) for 6 hours (until the flavours are well combined and the sauce and beans have become really thick).

Adapted from: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetariancrockpotrecipe/r/bakedbeans1.htm

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