BEANS IN TOMATO SAUCE
You probably think this is either super gross or super tasty, not really a middle way am I right? I used to eat this from a pre-made can, but of course I really enjoyed coming up with a tasty recipe myself. Also because there is already a lot of salt and sugar in the pre-made one, and we all try to be a little healthier sometimes.
Makes: 4 toasts
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Equipment: cooking pan
1 can of white beans (drained weight 240 grams or 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/3 cups of water
1 tablespoon concentrated tomato puree
2 tablespoons agave syrup
1 tablespoon of vinegar
salt and pepper
Put all the ingredients except the beans in a saucepan or cooking pan and put on medium high heat. Bring to the boil, turn the heat down and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally with a spatula or whisk.
In terms of beans you can choose to buy a can (or glass) already pre-cooked, you can also choose to buy a bag of dry beans and cook it yourself. This usually takes a little longer but is a lot cheaper. I prefer to buy beans that are in a glass, I can wash and reuse the jars. Just a mini tip in between 🙂
Rinse the beans well and add them to the pan. Let the beans boil for about 5 minutes and turn off the heat and let cool completely. Due to the agave syrup and the cooking process, the sauce thickens as soon as it cools. You can put it back in the same jar, after rinsing and store it in the fridge for 4 days.
My favorite way to eat this is on toasted white bread with a little butter or margarine. Enjoy!