“Bready Beans” by Shivi Ramoutar is a delightful fusion dish that combines the comforting flavors of baked beans with the savory goodness of bread. This recipe offers a unique twist on traditional baked beans by incorporating bread into the mixture, resulting in a hearty and satisfying meal. Let’s dive into the details of how to prepare this delicious dish.


1 can (15 oz) of baked beans

4 slices of bread (preferably white or whole wheat)

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 teaspoon of mustard powder

1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Begin by preparing the bread. Remove the crusts from the slices of bread and cut them into small cubes. Set aside.

In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Once the onions are cooked, add the mustard powder and Worcestershire sauce to the skillet. Stir well to combine and let the mixture cook for another minute to allow the flavors to meld together.

Next, add the can of baked beans to the skillet. Stir the mixture until everything is well combined and heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Take an ovenproof dish and spread a layer of the prepared baked beans mixture on the bottom.

Sprinkle a layer of the cubed bread over the beans mixture in the dish. Repeat this process, alternating layers of beans and bread until you’ve used up all the ingredients. Make sure to finish with a layer of bread on top.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and crispy on top.

Once baked, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving.

Garnish with fresh parsley if desired, and serve the bready beans hot, either as a main dish or as a side alongside your favorite meal.

Enjoy this comforting and flavorful dish, which perfectly combines the richness of baked beans with the comforting texture of bread. “Bready Beans” by Shivi Ramoutar is sure to become a favorite in your household, perfect for cozy dinners or weekend brunches.