Spicy Baked Beans in 5 Minutes

Last week we went to Thorpe Park as guests of Branston uk and were challenged to come up with an easy baked bean based recipe to make when we got home.

To say we had fun is an understatement. To use Kingston’s favourite word – the day was EPIC! I was worried there wouldn’t be enough for the smaller kids (under 1.2m tall) to do but there was plenty to keep them entertained.

Just be sure to pack swimming gear, a towel and a change of clothes (maybe even another pair of shoes) and even the smallest kids will have a blast. Our crew ranged in age from 3 to 10 and everyone had a great time and fell asleep on the train on the way home, a sure sign of a brilliant day.

We made the most of the day by arriving soon after opening and not leaving until the very end. Thorpe Park isn’t as far as you’d think (40 minutes from London Waterloo) but when we got home, cooking a full on three-course meal was not an option. We all wanted something quick and easy without sacrificing nutrition.

Good old baked beans to the rescue!

All you need is a tin of Branston Baked Beans, one chopped small red onion, a teaspoon of mixed herbs, spices of your choice (we had turmeric and paprika) and a dash of black pepper. Spicy beans in less than five steps! 

1. Fry your chopped red onion in half a teaspoon of vegetable oil.
2. Once the onion has softened, add your tin of Branston Baked Beans.
3. Turn the heat down to low and let the beans simmer, not boil.
4. Stir gently and add herbs and black pepper to taste.

Couple your spicy beans with a carb of your choice – bread, pasta, rice or like we did, a baked sweet potato. It’s a super quick and easy dish that will please even the fussiest of eaters.

Branston Baked Beans currently has a 2 for 1 offer on tickets to Thorpe Park Resort or The Dungeons. See promotional tins and thrillingfun.co.uk for more details.

What’s your go-to midweek meal?

*We spent the day at Thorpe Park courtesy of Branston Baked Beans*