Burmese baked beans

First off, the Burmese link is a bit tenuous - or at least personal to me. I created this recipe when I was sent to work in Burma following the devastation of Cyclone Nargis. I was working at least 14 hours a day seven days a week, so when I cooked I wanted something quick, nutritious, and in which I didn't have to read food labels. Burmese baked beans was the result!

Burmese baked beans


  • Cooking oil.
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander.
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin.
  • 1 tin of baked beans.
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed.
  • ½ a medium onion, diced.
  • ½ a sweet pepper - red or orange, sliced.
  • 4 baby sweet corns, cut into 2cm sticks.
  • 1 large tomato, diced.
  • Some mange tout, cut into 2cm sticks.
  • Bread for toast.


  1. Warm the oil, coriander and cumin in a pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until they start to soften.
  3. Turn the heat up and add the pepper baby corn, tomato and mange tout. Cook/fry for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  4. Add the baked beans, turn down the heat, and cook until hot throughout.
  5. Serve on toast.

Trust me - this recipe tastes a million times better than it sounds!

Goes well with

  • Summer salad.

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