For 4 Person(s)

Bungay baked beans

  • 500 g whole dried fava beans
  • 3 onions
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 400 ml hot water
  • 1 tsp bouillon powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp soft brown sugar


Soak the beans overnight. Drain, place in a pan, cover with plenty of water and cook until tender – 20 minutes in a pressure cooker, 60 minutes if boiling.

Blend the onions and garlic in a food processor. Heat the oil and sweat the mixture until soft. Stir in the paprika and cloves, and cook for 1 minute before adding the rest of the ingredients apart from the beans. Simmer for 15 minutes before whizzing again until smooth in the food processor. Season to taste.

Pour back into an ovenproof saucepan, mix in the cooked beans & cover with foil or a lid. Bake in the oven for 1 1⁄2 hours. Add some boiling water if they get dry.