The Only Baked Beans Recipe You Will Ever Need

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Baked beans, AKA the most versatile comfort food ever, just got a whole lot cooler. The best part is you can be useless and hungover from the night before and still bash this out in 10 minutes with minimal effort. All you need is some brown sugar, barbecue sauce, barbecue seasoning, any random beans you like (eg pinto/kidney/chickpeas/black beans), and any meat that takes your fancy (chicken and pulled pork is a good shout).

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Sam Razvi wrote for Men’s Fitness UK (which predated and then shared a website with Coach) between 2011 and 2016.