Better-than-baked beans with spicy wedges

Students' cuisine may be the butt of many a joke, but with these nutrient-packed, low-fat and cheap beans, they get the last laugh

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a non-stick pan, then gently fry the onion and bacon together for 5-10 mins until the onions are softened and just starting to turn golden. Stir in the sugar, tomatoes,...

  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Cooking time: 35 Min
  • Rating: 4/5
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  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion Onion un-yunOnions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia… , halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 rashers streaky bacon, cut into large-ish pieces
  • 1 tsp sugar Sugar shuh-gaHoney and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,… , brown if you have it
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 200ml stock from a cube
  • 410g can cannellini bean Cannellini bean can-a-leen-ee beenSlightly kidney-shaped with squarish ends, cannellini beans are from Italy and are creamy white… , butter or haricot beans in water
  • 1 tbsp white flour (plain or self-raising)
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper, paprika or mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herb (optional)
  • 2 baking potato, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 tsp oil

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