Soak beans in filtered water overnight.
Discard the water. Add fresh water from the tap and rinse.
Add filtered water so that it covers the beans.
Bring to boil and continue simmering on medium heat for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, cook the onion and garlic (if using) in olive/sunflower oil. Set aside.
Add tomato paste, sugar/syrup, molasses, vinegar, basil, Worchestershire sauce, seasoning, and any condiments using (I sometimes add vitamin C to extend shelf life - but I am a qualified chemist, so you may need to closely follow the instructions on the label).
Stir well and allow to settle.
When the beans have boiled for 1 hour, turn off the heat, and transfer the beans to a heat-proof vessel. Add the tomato and spice sauce and stir well. You should see at least 1 cm of sauce on top of the beans.
Place the beans in an oven heated to 200c. Leave them for 4-5 hours.
Make sure you stir them every hour or your sauce ends up too brown.
Enjoy with cheese and toast.
Place 2 tablespoons baked beans on a white bread toast. Cover with a generous heap of shredded cheddar cheese. Bake in an oven until the cheese melts. Voila! Your typically Brit lunch is ready. Yum.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (179g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 53 (40%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 5.8g||8 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.8g||4 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 239.4mg||8 %|
|Potassium 540.4mg||14 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 19.2g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.4g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 17.8g|
|Protein 5.2g||7 %|
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Calories per serving: 132
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