Smoky Beans On Garlic Toast

I am all for easy recipes, as you will no doubt soon find out! If it takes more than 45 minutes to get on the table I tend to turn my nose up at the recipe. There are a few exceptions obviously like special occasions and dinner parties. This is when you get to really show off your culinary skills but, on a normal everyday meal, it’s ease that I am looking for.


Obviously I want something tasty too and this recipe ticks both boxes.
These smoky beans are like pumped up baked beans and take about just as long to make as it does to open a can of Heinz!


onion 1, grated on a box grater

olive oil

hot smoked paprika 1 tsp

passata 200ml

cannellini beans 400g tin, rinsed and drained

flat-leaf parsley a handful, chopped

A large pinch of sugar

A pinch of sea salt

sourdough bread 4 slices

garlic 2 cloves, 1 crushed and 1 halved


01.Cook the onion in olive oil for a few minutes. Add the crushed garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the smoked paprika and cook for a minute more then add the passata, the sugar and a pinch of sea salt. Simmer for 5 minutes then stir in the beans and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley.

02.Toast the bread then rub with the cut side of the garlic. Pile on the beans and serve.


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Tara Smith

I am a winner of Grow Magazine, Exeter’s 100 Most Influential Women, An Exeter Based food and lifestyle blogger, ballet teacher, home cook and cat lover!

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