Welcome to my copycat Heinz baked beans recipe in the slow cooker.
Even though this recipe is going out to you all in late July this recipe was actually created in late May. This is because we like to work at full capacity during the school term time and then during the school holidays have more time off where we can enjoy lots of family time. Here I am writing up this recipe on a late Thursday night after having it for dinner.
It has been one of those really bad weeks, well bad months when everything is going wrong. Personal life and work life have taken a battering and we also ill with a nasty virus that we have had on and off for the past three weeks.
As a result we are dreaming for one thing and one thing only…..And that is comfort food. That magical food that when you are down, poorly or just tired cheers you up and makes you feel absolutely amazing like you once used to feel.
That is why today and these slow cooked take on Heinz baked beans is just PERFECT. They feed a teenage boy that is always hungry, a husband and wife that feel ill and best of all they are so satisfying.
As I eat them I could actually imagine having them at any time of year and wished that I had made baked beans from scratch before and wonder what took me so long.
I stopped buying traditional Heinz baked beans a year or so ago when I quit processed foods. The boys were far from happy that they had lost their beloved baked beans, but they got over it.
Where as now by having your own Heinz baked beans recipe you can make a healthier choice and still have a filling comfort meal. I also love the fact that you can make it in 5 minutes and then leave the slow cooker on low to do the rest of the work for you.
So if you are poorly, tired, fed up or just want a pick you up comfort meal then it doesn’t get any better than this copycat version of the Heinz baked beans recipe!
- 2 Large Cans Haricot Beans
- 1 Large Onion (peeled and diced)
- 3 Medium Tomatoes
- 5 Thick Sausages (optional)
- 150ml Tomato Sauce (get my recipe here)
- 1Tsp Garlic Puree
- 1Tbsp Worcester Sauce
- 1Tsp Thyme
- 1Tsp Mixed Spice
- 1Tsp Mustard
- 1Tsp Parsley
- Salt & Pepper
- Place your slow cooker on via its low setting.
- Drain your haricot beans (very important otherwise your dish will be very salty), chop up your tomatoes and add them to the slow cooker.
- Add all your different seasonings and your tomato sauce and mix well.
- Chop up your thick sausages into quarters and also add them to your slow cooker.
- Put the lid on your slow cooker and cook for 6 hours on the low setting.
I added some sausages to my version and it makes a great alternative to the traditional sausage casserole that we have on our blog and instead of it being all sausage and tomato you have more of a filling meal.
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