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The ... not so hot ... beans!
Heinz Mean Beans Sweet Chilli
Member Name: elliesmom2010
Heinz Mean Beans Sweet Chilli
Advantages: Taste, convenience, cost.
Disadvantages: Not quite hot enough
Heinz Beans ~ with the exciting taste of sweet chilli
Often times I really cannot be bothered to stand and slave over a hot stove conjuring up some wonderful gourmet creation, haha! ...... and prefer instead to simply throw together a couple of bits of things to suit my lazy mood.
Last night was one such occasion where all I really wanted to do was sit and watch Emmerdale and sip a glass of wine. However 'his highness' needed to be fed and it was he who suggested the tin of sweet chilli beans we had in the cupboard and "perhaps you could throw in a Cornish pasty with it!" And so dinner was prepared.
These beans from Heinz are cheap. tasty and full of goodness. They come in the regular green Heinz tin with Sweet Chilli written across the front and this is the 390g size. On the reverse of the tin it has a meal suggestion stating "Make meal times exciting ~ try pouring over Nachos with tasty guacamole". also on the reverse is the storage instructions, dietary information and how to cook.
On the hob:~ Empty contents into a saucepan and stir gently while heating. Do not boil or overcook as this will impair the flavour.
Microwave (Cat E 850w):~ Empty contents into a microwavable container and cover. Heat on full power for 1.5 minutes, stir then for a further 1 minute. Check that product is hot before serving.
The reverse of the can also gives us the nutritional information:~
Based on 1 serving ~ half of the can:~
Kcals ~ 139
Protein ~ 9.3g
Carbs ~ 24.3g
(of which sugars) ~ 9.1g
Fat ~ 0.5g
(of which saturates) ~ Trace
Fibre ~ 7.4g
Sodium ~ 0.5g
Salt equivalent ~ 1.3g
These beans are part of a range from Heinz and include other such flavours as Mexican, Jalfrezi and Tikka. They are lovely beans that are soft and succulent and they come in a lovely rich sauce. When you first open the tin you can smell the chilli in the beans and you get the impression that these are going to be very spicy, which I was really looking forward to, as hubby and I both love very spicy food. However this was not to be the case. They are mildly chilli flavoured but that actually doesn't detract from the flavour as they really are very nice beans. They make a nice alternative to the boring original and I would be very happy to have these again in the future, and I am also very keen now to try the other flavours in the range.
They make a wonderful accompaniment to our peppery Cornish pasty and would also go very well with a cheese and mushroom omelette, on a jacket potato or indeed almost anything. They are quick and easy to prepare and taste just great!
Cost and availability:~ These are widely available in all good supermarkets at a price of around 50p to 80p depending on where you shop and whatever offers they have on at the time.
Thank you so much for reading this review!
Summary: A very nice tin of beans from Heinz