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Fasolia - Egyptian Baked Beans!

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

I do love good baked beans but always found the recipe a little complicated. So, when I came to Egypt and was shownFasolia, I got really excited! 

Take a look and if you make some, don't forget to send us a picture!


Haricot Beans 1/2kg 

Tomatoes 5 medium

Stock Cube 1 cube

Boiling Water 2ltrs

Vegetable Oil 2 tbsp

Salt 1/2 tsp

Onion 1 large

Garlic 1/2 bulb

Dried Cumin 1/2 tsp

Dried Coriander 1/2 tsp 

Prep Cook Ready In

35 mins 3 hrs 3hrs 35mins


Step 1

Start by washing the beans to get rid of any starch and dirt.For best results you will want to soak your haricot beans overnight. You will need to change the water regularly, as they will start to ferment if the water is left unchanged.The minimum time you will need to soak the beans is 3 hours- until they have softened slightly. Whilst you wait, you can start to prepare the tomato sauce to stew the beans in.

Step 2

Take the onion and grate it; leave to one side, peel and crush the garlic.

Step 3

Prepare the tomatoes by cutting them into quarters and then add to a blender with some water; blend until smooth.

Step 4

Place your saucepan on the heat, then add the onions and leave to sweat down, once sweated add 2 tbsp of oil and cook until the onions start to brown. at this point add the garlic.

Step 5

Once the onions and garlic are browned, add the tomatoes and then cook until reduced down.

Step 6

Once the tomaotes have reduced down, add in the salt, cumin and coriander to taste and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Step 7

Drain the harricot beans and leave to once side.

Step 8

Once the tomoatoes have reduced, add in the drained harricot beansand stir.

Step 9

Place a stock cube in the boiling water until dissolved and then add to the saucepan with the beans and tomato.

Place a lid on, bring to the boil and then reduce the heat leaving to simmer until the beans are fully cooked, this may take up to 3 hours.

Side Note: If you don't have time to sit and wait for the 3 hours you can prepare this dish the night before and once you have boiled the beans for 45 mins you can transfer them to a slow cooker and let them cook overnight.

If you would like them to taste more like Heinz Baked Beans just add 2tbsp of Worcester sauce and 2 tbsp of brown sugar.

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