Liven up family favourites with Heinz Five Beanz

Recently we were sent some of Heinz’s new five Beanz to try out. We were kindly sent a meal package with Heinz Five Beanz. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances part of the ingredients for the meal arrived separately which meant we were unable to have the planned meal. However all was not lost and I put my thinking cap on to come up with a recipe to try Five Beanz with. Here is what I came up with.

Beany mince: (serves 4)

Small amount of olive oil for cooking.
1 diced onion
1lb of minced beef
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
A tablespoon of tomato sauce (could use tomato purée if prefer)
I tin of Heinz Five Beanz
Splash of Worcester sauce

Serve with:
Long grain rice or pasta or jacket potato.


Heat olive oil in a large saucepan and then add the diced onion. Cook for a couple of minutes before adding the minced beef to the pan. Cook until browned. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato ketchup and stir. Then add the Heinz Five Beanz and stir. Finally add a splash of Worcester sauce and stir. Cover with saucepan lid and simmer for about 20-30 minutes and serve. We ate the Beany mince with long grain rice but you could have pasta or even jacket potato instead if you prefer.

It certainly went down well with dad of 3 and the boys, so it looks like this may well become a family favourite. You could add mushrooms and carrot in as well if you wanted but the main recipe provides a wholesome nutritious meal which can be adapted to your taste. It is also a perfect way to get your children to eat beans without realising it.

Heinz Five Beanz contains “a blend of nourishing beans in our delicious classic tomato sauce”(taken from the label of Five Beanz) The beans used in Heinz Five Beanz are, Red kidney Beans, Haricot Beans, Pinto Beans, Bolotti Beans and Cannelloni Beans. Just three tablespoons of Heinz Five Beanz provides you with one of your recommended five a day.

Last month Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor enjoyed a Tea Time for Grown Upz pop up on the South Bank in London along with 120 other lucky people. 

Diners were treated to some classic family favourites with a grown up twist like beans on toast. 

Heinz Five Beanz are available in 415g tins and retail for 84p and are available at all leading supermarkets.

Disclaimer:  we were sent some Heinz Five Beanz along with a food package to help create a meal for the purpose of this review.  However the words and views within the post are my own

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