Winter Warmers: Smoked Paprika Baked Beans


Try this delicious baked beans recipe cooked in a Signature Cast Iron saucepan from le Creuset - a favourite among Le Creuset team 

By Le Creuset

Baked Beans

A slice of freshly toasted sourdough and homemade smoked paprika baked beans are the perfect weekend brunch treat! The gentle heat distribution of cast iron allows the sauce to cook slowly and develop wonderful flavours. The smooth sand enamel interior also means that the pan will not stain.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 200 g chopped tomatoes
  • 400 g tin of haricot beans
  • 400 g tin of cannellini beans
  • 200 ml water
  • Black pepper and sea salt to taste

Recipe Method

  1. Place the saucepan on the hob over a medium heat and add the rapeseed oil. Place the onions and garlic into the pan, reduce the heat to low and soften with the lid on for ten minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, increase the heat to medium and cook gently for 20 minutes.
  3. The beans can be served immediately. Alternatively, allow to cool fully and place into a sealed container and refrigerate for up to three days.


Chef's Notes

  • Due to the fantastic, even heat distribution of cast iron, only a low heat is required, which lowers energy consumption. This, plus the enamel surface, promotes caramelisation, enhancing the flavour of the dish.

The onions will not catch or burn when browning thanks to the easy-release properties of the enamel surface.


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