Product Type: Tesco Spices & Seasoning
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Tesco Value Baked Beans
Member Name: teafan11
Tesco Value Baked Beans
Advantages: versatile and tasty.
Disadvantages: can cause flatulence.
Having two boys who seem constantly hungry, and have bottomless pits for stomachs, I find having a well-stocked food cupboard an essential. I don't like spending a fortune unnecessarily so have been buying these value beans for a while now. They come in the relatively new everyday value packaging which has pink lettering and a picture of a bowl of baked beans on the front, which is much more appealing than the old blue and white stripped design. They are a very handy staple to have in the cupboard and in any food storage. They are very nice and plump haricot beans in a pleasant tomato sauce which although on the relative thin side it is not too thin. I generally use these in cow boy beans or barbeque beans so the sauce consistency is perfect as I add extra spices to increase the flavour. However when we have a cooked breakfast we have them simply warmed in a saucepan and there are never any complaints. You can use a microwave if you wish to warm these up. You just need to place them in a microwavable bowl and cover, I use cling film wrap and poke a small hole in it. Then microwave on full power for two minutes then stir and then microwave for a further two minutes. Heating on the hob takes around 4-5 minutes stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
The tin is very reasonably priced; it is 28p for 420g which is a remarkable price and great for a quick lunch, especially as the days are becoming colder.
The ingredients are Haricot Beans (44%),Tomato Purée (27%) ,Water ,Sugar ,Glucose-Fructose Syrup ,Modified Maize Starch ,Salt ,Onion Powder ,Paprika ,Spice Extracts ,Maltodextrin.
The nutritional values are very good per 100g
Energy 365kJ (90kcal)
*Salt Equivalent 0.6g
Beans are a great source protein and a great low calorie, highly filling meal. It's great as a side dish or a main meal. My kid's favourite meal is cowboy beans which I make with a tin of baked beans, onions, mixed bell pepper, chilli peppers and cayenne and paprika, with Worchester sauce and sugar. My sons love it and you can make it as spicy as you wish and it makes a wonderful winter warmer. I occasionally add kidney beans and smoked sausage or diced pork. Another great winter recipe is baked bean soup, spicy or not it tastes lovely. My kids also enjoy these as a simple and quick lunch of beans on toast or on a baked potato with cheese. These are extremely versatile and convenient and it is a constant in my larder. There are so many dishes that can be produced from a tin of baked beans that they are perfect for a food storage item. They can also be eaten straight out of the tin. Not entirely appealing but it does mean it is ideal for emergencies and camping when cooking may not be practical. Although these can be cooked in the tin, simply open the tin and place the tin in the fire until warmed. When we camp out, we wrap jacket potatoes in foil and place them in the fire pit or barbeque and when they are close to being done we place an open tin of beans into the fire too. Make sure the tin is open and it is placed near to the edge of the fire and not directly in the flames and there is a risk of it exploding. Please be very careful if you do this and use tongs to retrieve them from the fire.
There are not normally any left in the tin in my house but if there are any they need to be transferred to a non-metallic dish and kept in fridge for no more than two days.
Summary: A versatile and quick snack food.