Slow-cooked cowboy beans

Slow-cooked cowboy beans

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • Dairy free Fat conscious Meat-free Pescatarian Vegan recipe collection
  • 10 minutes
  • 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Kaapzicht Pinotage


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 chilli, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 500 g sugar beans, soaked and drained
  • 4 cups water or veggie stock
  • 1 x 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 T tomato paste
  • 60 g brown sugar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 T Woolworths Lazy Kettle liquid smoke
  • maple syrup, to taste

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof pan. Fry the onions over a low heat until soft and golden.

Add the garlic, chilli and bay leaf and cook for 1 minute. Add the beans, stock, tomatoes, tomato paste and sugar.

Bring to the boil and season. Add the liquid smoke. Cover and bake for 2 hours.

Sweeten with maple syrup and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Cook's note: Make a double batch of these moreish beans and freeze. Defrost, heat gently and serve with pork rashers, poached eggs, or on toast, or use them to bulk up soups and stews.

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  • Lynne Herd
    January 29, 2020

    Woolworths Lazy Kettle liquid smoke maple syrup – where can one buy this please? I have just looked online and none available. Please notify me as to which branches in Durban (Westville) I can get this to use in the slow-cooked cowboy beans, as per the recipe ingredients. Thank you.

    1. default
      February 3, 2020

      Hi Lynne, you’d have to check with your nearest Woolworths directly!