Here is the baked bean recipe I have been using recently, it is very
nice, but not having kids, I don't know if it would appeal to them or not.
12 OZ haricot beans
1 clove garlic
2 sticks celery
1 TBSP tomato puree
2 TSP paprika
1 TSP brown sugar
salt and pepper
a little stock for frying
Soak the beans overnight, or pour boiling water over them an hour before
using. Boil the beans until nearly tender, or cook under pressure for 6
minutes. Peel and chop the vegetables and fry them gently in the stock
until they are giving up their own juices. Cool, remove from the pan and
liquidize this mixture.
Place the beans in a dish and pour over the liquidized vegetables, tomato
puree, paprika and seasnings. If the beans are not just covered by the
liquid, add a little more stock or water from the beans. Cover the dish
and cook at 250F or gas mark 1 for an hour or so, or until the beans are
These are fantastic served with a baked potato.