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!
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!
no need to eat only bland dishes, when you 're
on a diet. This Bean, Kidney and Pepper Bake from
Heinz is full of flavour, but contains only 290
calories per portion. Serve with a crunchy salad,
to complete the meal".
8 lambs' kidneys, skinned, cored and sliced
150m / 1/4 pint chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 tbsp oil
1 large red pepper, seeded and sliced
1 large green pepper, seeded and sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 x 450g / 15.9oz can Heinz Baked Beans
2 tomatoes, sliced
200ml / 1/3 pint natural yogurt
50g / 2oz cheese, grated
the sliced kidneys into a shallow pan with the
chicken stock and salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer gently, until the kidneys are just tender.
Do not overcook them, as kidneys toughen easily.
the onion gently in the oil for 3 - 4 minutes,
preferably in a non-stick pan. Add the sliced
red and green peppers and the garlic. Cover
the pan and cook gently for 5 minutes.
the kidneys and mix with the peppers and onion.
Stir in the baked beans. Spoon into a shallow,
greased gratin dish. Arrange the sliced tomatoes
the yogurt with the eggs, season to taste and
spoon evenly over the vegetables, beans and
kidneys. Sprinkle with the grated cheese
at 190° / 375°F / Gas Mark 5 for about 30 minutes,
until the yogurt topping is golden and set.
Serve piping hot.
Preparation takes about 25 minutes and cooking
takes 45 minutes.
Kidneys quickly lose both their flavour and goodness
and should be bought as fresh as possible. Their
freshness is easier to judge if the kidneys are
bought still encased in their fat.
Heinz Book of Baked Bean Recipes