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    • larmy16
    • By larmy16 26th Sep 05, 6:25 PM
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    Baked beans/haricot beans.
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    • 26th Sep 05, 6:25 PM
    Baked beans/haricot beans. 26th Sep 05 at 6:25 PM
    I think I remember some genius on here saying that if you rinsed off the tomato sauce you get plain haricot beans. Can anyone confirm this? I was in Waitrose tonight (flying visit) and I needed a tin of haricot beans, but the only ones they had were organic at 79p when I remembered something about this.

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  • Ted_Hutchinson
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    • 26th Sep 05, 6:33 PM
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    • 26th Sep 05, 6:33 PM
    You are right that the beans used to make baked beans are haricot so it would work to use rinsed baked beans instead.
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    • By squeaky 26th Sep 05, 6:50 PM
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    • 26th Sep 05, 6:50 PM
    Yep. Done it more than once
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 26th Sep 05, 7:24 PM
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    • 26th Sep 05, 7:24 PM
    Ah, now I thought they were made from Cannellini beans, so you learn something new every day
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  • Gingham Ribbon
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    • 26th Sep 05, 8:47 PM
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    • 26th Sep 05, 8:47 PM
    I rinse them and use them in chillis and curries, but they do still taste of the sauce if you put them with milder flavours. I get the netto ones or the value brand ones.

    Tip: They will reduce to mush unless you put them in near the end of the cooking time.
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  • filigree
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    • 26th Sep 05, 9:57 PM
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    • 26th Sep 05, 9:57 PM
    Don't rinse them! Strain them through a sieve and use the tomato juice in a casserole another day. Waste not want not
    • larmy16
    • By larmy16 26th Sep 05, 10:03 PM
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    • 26th Sep 05, 10:03 PM
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    • 26th Sep 05, 10:03 PM
    Don't rinse them! Strain them through a sieve and use the tomato juice in a casserole another day. Waste not want not
    by filigree
    Thats a good idea. I can add that to my strange concoction in the freezer waiting to be made into soup. So far, I have spring onion tops, radish tops, the stalky bits of coriander and today bought some carrots dead cheap at Waitrose, so Im hoping for a carrot and coriander type soup with a ton of greenery chucked in
  • elvis_bloggs
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    • 26th Sep 05, 10:07 PM
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    • 26th Sep 05, 10:07 PM
    Don't rinse them! Strain them through a sieve and use the tomato juice in a casserole another day. Waste not want not
    by filigree
    I have the sauce for a plate of soup, it's yummy.
    • angelatgraceland
    • By angelatgraceland 27th Sep 05, 12:16 AM
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    • 27th Sep 05, 12:16 AM
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    • 27th Sep 05, 12:16 AM
    Definitely haricot beans. I never rinse them-sometimes drain a little if especially runny, but if the recipe contains tomatoes/tomato sauce I just put them in as they are.
  • Gingham Ribbon
    I really, really don't like the sauce that beans come in. I have to either add brown sauce, Hendersons Relish, chilli powder or cheese to make it taste decent. Although I won't stretch to more than 13p a tin, so maybe it's my own fault!
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 27th Sep 05, 12:00 PM
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    I really, really don't like the sauce that beans come in. I have to either add brown sauce, Hendersons Relish, chilli powder or cheese to make it taste decent. Although I won't stretch to more than 13p a tin, so maybe it's my own fault!
    by Gingham Ribbon

    We don't have baked beans often but I've always stuck to Heinz when we do as you just can't beat them for flavour, but a few months ago I bought a couple of tins of Tesco value beans, to use when I put beans into meals rather than eating as is, and I actually got around to trying them the other day. I made a corned beef hash and I was actually pleasantly surprised at the quality and taste of the value beans! Certainly not as bad as I'd expected, but the downside is that they contain higher levels of salt and sugar than Heinz, and I think theirs are high enough as it is as I always feel excessively thirsty having eaten them
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  • black-saturn
    I've used them as an extra ingredient to shepherds pie. It bulks the meal out a bit more, makes it more filling and adds a nie tang to it.
  • Gingham Ribbon
    The netto ones are 'reduced' salt and sugar and for a change, they don't add an artificial sweetener to compensate for the lower sugar content. (Although I agree, even these are too high in both.)
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    • Xbigman
    • By Xbigman 27th Sep 05, 10:46 PM
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    Or you can buy Haricote beans uncooked, morrisons sell 500g bags for about 69p. They do need soaking but its healthier than buying tinned ones with all the added salt and chemicals.
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    • Trow
    • By Trow 28th Sep 05, 7:14 AM
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    I have to say that I prefer the cheap beans (well, any beans at all) to Heinz - Heinz has a horrible 'gloop' to the sauce that I find unpalatable.

    I have a recipe for a bean !!!!!ash that asks for, among others, baked beans. It always (IMO) turns out nice. And as I don't generally add salt to my cooking I think I can get away with the baked beans thing.
  • filigree
    I've used them as an extra ingredient to shepherds pie. It bulks the meal out a bit more, makes it more filling and adds a nie tang to it.
    by black-saturn
    I've seen Heinz frozen ready meals with baked beans added, including shepherds pie. I can't believe the prices they charged for a cheap meal padded out with even cheaper baked beans!

    I prefer my shepherds pie with the beans on the side and a big dollop of Brown sauce, but that's just me being fussy
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