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Real Beans On Toast

Hugo Arnold's beans on toast recipe requires a little more effort than opening a tin, but the end result is worth it.

Serving: 4
Time: 45 mins - 1hr
Difficulty: Easy


  • 150g streaky bacon, cut into lardons
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 stick of celery, finely chopped
  • 400g tinned tomatoes
  • 200g haricot beans, soaked overnight
  • 200g cannellini beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to season
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce
  • Sourdough bread


  1. Fry the bacon in a large saucepan until crisp. Add in the rapeseed oil, and gently sweat the shallot and celery for about 15 minutes or until softened and completely cooked.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, beans and sugar and bring to the boil. Season with sea salt and black pepper and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Add in Tabasco sauce.
  3. Toast slices of sourdough and spread each with butter, spooning the tomato bean mixture on top.