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Baked Bean Sandwiches

Move over beans on toast, it's time for an easy and delicious Toasted Cheesy Baked Bean Sandwich!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: British, English
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 3 sandwiches
Calories per serving: 727kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £1.50 / $2

Equipment

  • 2 Medium Sized Pans
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Spatula/Turner
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Cheese Grater

Ingredients

  • 6 thick slices of Bread (see notes)
  • 1x 14oz/400g can of Baked Beans
  • 3.5oz / 100g Bacon, diced
  • 1.5 cups / 150g Cheddar, grated
  • Worcestershire Sauce, optional
  • Butter, as needed

Instructions

  • Beans: In a medium sized pan over medium heat add your bacon. Fry until crispy with the fat full rendered, then pour in the beans. Gently simmer for 5 or so mins until the juice reduces down and the beans are fairly thick. Remove from pan to cool slightly.
  • Sandwich: Spread one side of each of the slices of bread with butter, then flip 3 of them so they're butter-side-down and sprinkle with cheddar. Top with beans, add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce (optional), then top with more cheddar. Add another slice of bread butter-side-up.
  • Fry: Add to a pan over medium heat (you'll probably need to do this in batches). Fry both sides until golden with the cheese just starting to ooze out. Repeat then serve up and enjoy!

Quick Demo

Notes

a) Bread - You want something fairly firm, don't use thin soft sandwich bread, it won't hold up and the beans will leak through.
b) Worcestershire Sauce - In the UK it's somewhat typical to add Worcestershire on your cheesy beans on toast, so that's why I use it here! If you don't have it or don't like it just leave it out.
c) Can I make this in a Toastie Machine? - Yep! This works great in a toastie maker, just gather the beans closer to the centre or they'll leak out.
d) Do I have to add the Bacon? - Nope, you can leave this out if you want.
e) Calories - Per sandwiches assuming 1 tbsp butter used for each sandwich:
Nutrition Facts
Baked Bean Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 727 Calories from Fat 417
% Daily Value*
Fat 46.28g71%
Saturated Fat 23.124g145%
Trans Fat 1.1286g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.381g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.975g
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 1189mg52%
Potassium 528mg15%
Carbohydrates 47.91g16%
Fiber 8.4g35%
Sugar 3.49g4%
Protein 30.74g61%
Vitamin A 929IU19%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 528mg53%
Iron 3.45mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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