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Recipe for family meals :

Bean and Cheese Loaf

I like to spend some of my free time looking around second hand bookshops for old or out of print recipe books. A lot of the time you only find the same unpopular titles but, from time to time, you will find something special or something that just appeals because it is unusual or novel. A book that falls into the category of being unusual or novel is The Heinz Book of Baked Bean Recipes!

As someone who grew up loving baked beans this really appealed to me. Presumably as a book which was produced to promote Heinz Beans they will not mind me reproducing a few of the recipes for you to enjoy - especially the kids, old and young!

"Vegetarians everywhere appreciate the value of beans as an important source of protein and fibre. This tasty and nutritious dish should not only please them, but also appeal to non- vegetarians. The loaf can either be sewed cold, with salad, or hot, with a tomato sauce and baked jacket potatoes".


1 x 227g / 8oz packet sage and onion stuffing mix
225ml / 8 fl 02 boiling water
1 x 450g / 15.9oz can Heinz Baked Beans
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsps cream
75g / 3oz chopped nuts
Sliced tomato and grated cheese

  • Grease and line the base of a medium-sized loaf tin.
  • Combine the stuffing mix with the boiling water. Add this to the baked beans, salt and pepper to taste, beaten egg, cream and chopped nuts.
  • Put the mixture into the prepared loaf tin, smoothing the top level.
  • Cover with a piece of greased foil. Bake at 190C / 375F / Gas Mark 5 for 45 minutes.
  • Turn the loaf out carefully. Top it with a layer of sliced tomato and grated cheese and return it to the oven for about 8 - 10 minutes.

Preparation takes about 15 minutes and cooking takes about 55 minutes.

Serves 6

The Heinz Book of Baked Bean Recipes