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Barbecue Beans

These barbecue beans are a doddle to make and have gone down really well this weekend, when we actually managed to have two sunny barbecues (in England!). I call them barbecue beans not due to the flavour but because they are a fantastic barbecue side dish.


Barbecue beans ingredients:

  • chickpeas 2 x 400g tins drained and rinsed
  • chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g tin
  • dates 225g roughly chopped
  • courgette 1 large or 2 small chopped into cubes
  • ginger 1 inch finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves finely chopped
  • smoked paprika 1 heaped tsp

Barbecue beans recipe

    In a large non-stick pan start by frying off the garlic and ginger in a little olive oil, adding the courgette after a couple of minutes.When the courgette is softened, throw in the tomatoes, chickpeas, dates and smoked paprika. Bring to the boil, add salt and pepper to taste, then cover and simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

These barbecue beans taste great hot or cold with a barbecue or as a jacket potato topping. They freeze well too (if…you have any left-over).

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    August 17, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Laura – I see you got the smoked paprika on the scene – do you think its worth getting some in? PS These sound great!

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    August 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    oh yes, the smoked paprika is a wonderful flavour. It seems to be popping up in recipes everywhere lately so not surprising Waitrose had sold out. But luckily Darren spotted one in the wrong compartment so I snapped it up!

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    August 18, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Can thoroughly recommend the smoked paprika – we use loads of it! Really nice stirred into homemade coleslaw (made with free-from mayo of course!)

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    August 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Hi Laura – I made a batch of your barbecue beans last night and they are delicious! I enjoyed them even more earlier today cold for my lunch with some salad. Great recipe – thank you for sharing it!

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