The Ultimate Bacon Baked Beans

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
125g brown sugar
Extra-virgin olive oil
Leaves from 6 fresh rosemary sprigs
8 slices bacon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2.4kg tinned cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed
1 tinned chipotle chilli in adobo sauce
65ml dijon mustard
125g tomato ketchup
Special equipment: 4 individual crocks

1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/Gas 4.

2)Put the molasses, tomato ketchup, mustard, and chilli in a blender and puree.

3) Scrape that into a big bowl, add the beans and season with salt and black pepper, and gently toss so that the beans are coated with the molasses mixture. Divide the mixture evenly amongst individual crocks.

4) Top each crock with a piece of pancetta, sprig of rosemary and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

5) Bake in the oven until the pancetta is browned and fat is rendered, about 25 minutes. Serve.

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