Smokey Beans

Braised beans with mushrooms and vegetables
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Dietary: , , , ,
Cost: $


  • 2 carrots cubed
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 800 millilitre tomato passata (pureed tomato) or 800g tinned diced tomatoes
  • 800 grams four bean mix rinsed and drained
  • 150 grams baby spinach leaves optional



  1. Chop carrots, onion and garlic.
  2. Heat oil in a large frypan on medium heat. Add carrot and onion and cook for about 5 minutes until starting to soften.
  3. Add garlic, smoked paprika, cumin and chilli flakes and cook stirring for about one minute until aromatic.
  4. ┬áStir in BBQ sauce, tomato passata and four bean mix. Allow to simmer for 10 – 15 minutes.
  5. Toward the end of cooking, stir through baby spinach until just wilted, then remove from heat.

Serves in 1 portion

  • Vegetables3
  • Lean meat or Alternatives1.5
  • Unsaturated Spreads/Oils0.5


Great served with a dollop of natural yoghurt and crusty bread.

Try cracking 4 eggs in the top of the bean mixture and baking in the oven until eggs are set.


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