Baked bean and red pepper 5 minute chilli (recipe)

Haricot bean and red pepper 5 minute chilli

I’ll be through in 5 minutes, I have an idea – me

A few weeks back, Heinz sent me a package full of flavoured baked beans: Cheddar Cheese, Garlic and Herbs, Curry, Barbeque and Fiery Chilli. Bit weird, no?

I was super skeptical that I would be able to write anything even approaching positive about them, but actually they’re really pleasant. The cheesy one goes particularly well with mashed potato and the garlic and herb variety is subtle and works great on well buttered granary toast.

Now the chilli one turns out to be a bit hotter than I expected – it actually has kick that just begs to be experimented with, which is just what we did.

Here’s how to make baked bean chilli for two in 5 minutes:


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tin of Heinz Fiery Chilli Beans
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika
  • 2 packs of microwave rice (or 1 large pack)


  1. De-seed and chop the red peppers into large chunks
  2. Finely chop the garlic
  3. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the peppers, garlic, paprika and pepper
  4. Fry on a high heat for a couple of minute until cooked but not totally soft
  5. Add the can of beans, and leave on a medium heat to cook through for a couple of minutes but don’t let it boil
  6. Meanwhile, microwave the rice and spread on to two plates
  7. Top with the chilli and serve

See? Easy, quick and spicy. And of course, you can add anything else you like to make it interesting. We’re veggie but you could throw in some cooked meat leftovers and it would work great.

Disclosure: we were sent the range of flavoured Heinz beans for review. No payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.

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