This didn’t mean to be a recipe for baked beans, but for chocolate cake… you’d better not ask what happened to the cake though.
So baked beans it is.
You see, I’ve always had a lot of posts photographed and ready to go just in case that someday I don’t get round to cook something, shoot it and the write about it… and I’ve still got lots of those that I don’t really feel like posting because the pictures aren’t as good as the ones shot with the new camera. I haven’t had much time since I got the DSRL, since I’m still busy with grape-harvesting (when will it ever end???), lots of homework and half-marathon training; so I’ve completely run out of things to post.
I decided then, that I’d make chocolate cake. An easy, everyday one: one bowl so I didn’t have lots of stuff to wash up (which I loathe), simple ingredients so I didn’t have to go to the store, and it was even pretty healthy one. It sounded perfect, didn’t it? But oh, boy, it didn’t turn out… like at all. I might show you some pics of the mess later on twitter in case you’re eager to see which kind of terrible things can happen to a cake *sighs*.
These baked beans turned out to be a perfect solution for my post luckily! These are on our lunch weekly rotation, and we’ve made them like hundred of times, but I’d never had thought about sharing the recipe… I don’t even know why, since it’s tastier and lighter than most recipes!
Baked beans are the perfect cozy food for cold, fall and winter days. Can you think of anything more comforting than a warm bowl of beans in a thick, lighty spicy sauce? Oh, and can I mention as well that unlike most recipes out there, these can be made in LESS THAN AN HOUR and even the day before. And leftovers reheat wonderfully too. Win, win and win!
I must confess here that I hate chorizo, but it adds such a delicious smoked kick to this dish, so don’t skip it when you’re cooking the beans. Although if you like me can’t stand the sight of it, you can always make your brother eat your piece. My favorite way to eat these is adding some sauteed curried veggies to it, but that makes them look so disgusting that it’s impossible to take a single decent picture. Ugly or not, they taste awesome that way, and a bit of extra fiber is never a bad thing, right?