Don’t tell anyone about the skinny word in the title here; they won’t know or care, these home baked beans are so darn good. Even people who have grown up expecting baked beans to taste like certain canned brands smack their lips over these beans.
The 6th of January is Bean Day. If you’re in a rush today, you could mark Bean Day by having some plain but honourable baked beans from your favourite tin on toast
This is a wonderful meal reminiscent of Central American beans and rice plates. It’s perfect for hot summer evenings because it’s filling but not heavy, with its layers and layers of different flavours, some meaty, some refreshing, some tangy.