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Baked beans are great for breakfast – filling and a serve of vegetables too.  Canned beans are convenient, but full of salt and sugar.  I looked at a lot of recipes to see what the flavourings were and to find an option that didn’t use sugar.  This recipe is based on one I found on the Recipe Community website – and the idea of “caramelizing” the onions to provide the sweetness comes from a blog called The Obsessed Chef.

Serves 4

Baked BeansIngredients

1 large onion, peeled, quartered

2 cloves garlic

20g olive oil

1 tsp smoked paprika

½ tbsp Thermomix stock concentrate

2 tbsp tomato paste

400g can diced tomatoes

400g can cannellini beans

Salt and Pepper to season


1. Chop onion and garlic in the Thermomix for 3 seconds/Speed 5

2. Add olive oil and sauté with measuring cup (MC) off for 10 minutes/100C/Reverse/Speed 1

3. Add paprika and sauté with MC off for 3 minutes/100C/Reverse/Speed 1

4. Add stock, tomato paste and diced tomatoes and cook with MC tilted on its side for 10 minutes/100C/Speed 1

5. Add beans, salt and pepper and cook with MC tilted on its side for a further 10 minutes/100C/Reverse/Speed soft