Turbo beans and cheese on toast recipe

Turbo beans and cheese on toast recipe


Turbo beans and cheese on toast recipe

Make an elevated version of beans on toast using your favorite beans, plus tomatoes, garlic and chilli – they’re great topped with cheese

  • Prep
    • Prep:7 mins
    • Cook:35 mins
  • Serves 4

Method Steps

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion for 8-10 mins until softened and slightly caramelised. Add the garlic and spices, the chipotle chilli paste or chilli flakes, if using, and some seasoning. Fry for a few minutes more until the mixture is fragrant.
  2. Add the tomatoes, then swirl out the pan using 100ml water and add this too. Simmer for 10-15 mins until the mixture has thickened. Blitz the sauce using a hand blender, then taste for seasoning. Tip in the beans and mix well to coat. Warm through over a medium heat for 5 mins until the beans are piping hot.
  3. Heat the grill to high and toast the bread slices for 3-5 mins. Top with the beans and grated cheese, and pop under the grill until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Sprinkle with a little paprika and serve immediately.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or other oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • chipotle chilli paste, to taste, or use chilli flakes (optional)
  • 200g can chopped tomatoes or passata
  • 2 x 400g cans beans of your choice (kidney and cannellini work well), drained and rinsed
  • 4-8 slices crusty bread
  • 150g grated cheddar