I love jacket potatoes with cheese and beans. I swear, if I was only allowed one meal for the rest of my life, jacket potato with cheese and beans would be one of the contenders.
But you know how I like to try and inject as many vegetables into everything as possible. I thought that there must be a way to get more veg into my favourite lunch. I took inspiration from my sweet potato with zingy beans and came up with this. It was a bit of a raving success, to be honest. It’s basically posh beans on a jacket potato, but none the worse for it.
Pop a jacket potato on a plate with salad.
When the potatoes have 10-15 minutes left to cook, dice the red onion and fry it with the crushed garlic cloves for 3-5 minutes until soft and slightly translucent.
Tip in the tomatoes and baked beans. Add a little salt and pepper and shake in a good splash of Worcestershire sauce before stirring to combine. Don’t be stingy with the sauce — keep adding it, tasting after each stir to make sure you don’t add too much. But I highly doubt you will!
Put a little cheese inside the jacket potato and mash it so it starts to melt. Top with several generous spoonfuls of the beans and tomato, before adding more cheese on top. Enjoy!
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 can baked beans
- 1 red onion
- Worcestershire sauce
- 1 clove of garlic
- Two jacket potatoes
- Extra mature cheddar
- Salad to serve
- Pre-heat the oven to 220C. Prick the jacket potatoes all over with a fork and wrap in foil. Bake in the oven for 60-90 minutes, depending on how large they are
- When the potatoes have 10-15 minutes left to cook, dice the red onion and fry it with the crushed garlic until soft. Tip in the can of tomatoes and the baked beans along with some seasoning and some Worcestershire sauce
- Split the potatoes, sprinkle over a little cheese and mash together slightly. Top with several generous spoonfuls of the sauce and add a little more cheese on top
- The right beans are important here. Go for Heinz if you like sweet things, but Branston if you prefer them to be slightly spicier