Beans on Toast

This Italian Family
by This Italian Family
2 servings
15 min

elicious plant-based lunch ready in 15 minutes!

Beans on toast are such a staple on British tables, and when a friend asked me if I could post a recipe for homemade beans I was unsure as I had never attempted traditional British baked beans. I was then scrolling through my recipes in the app I’ve got and realised I did have something quite similar that my Italian mother-in-law gave me and it’s a simple dish I actually loved!

In Italian they are called “fagioli all’uccelletto” or “fagioli al sugo” which means beans with sauce and they are a much healthier alternative to your classic tinned beans with tomatoes. Plus they have their own flavour combination that works so well. Give them a try and tell me what you think!

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Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4-5 Sage leaves
  • 1 can borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Passata
  • Toast and cheddar to serve (optional)

Heat up the olive oil in a pan and cook the onion for about 5 minutes until translucent.
Add the garlic and sage leaves and let them cook for another minute.Now add the the drained and rinsed beans and the passata. Season to taste.
Let that simmer for around 10 minutes on a medium-low heat, until the sauce has reduced and has become quite thick, mixing from time to time.
Serve on toast, and if you really want to go all out, a grating of cheddar (or vegan alternative) on top! The cheddar will just make it that little bit unhealthier and not very Italian, but it’s so good
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