Monday, August 22, 2011

Tinned Fillings - Baked Beans

Whenever people say toasties, the first filling that pops into my mind is baked beans. According to my resident toastie monster, baked bean and cheddar cheese is the ONLY toastie recipe. Not only that, it has to be Heinz baked beans in tomato sauce, apparently there are no other brands or sauce flavours in existence!

In reality, baked beans come in a number of different sauces including BBQ, ham, mild curry, cheesy tomato, and sweet chilli. One can even start branching out into Mexican chilli and refried beans. There are plenty of varieties of beany goodness for broad-minded toastie monsters.

Which is your favourite?

Baked Beans

Makes: 2 toasties

  • ½ cup of baked beans (any flavour)
  • 4 slices of bread
  • butter (optional)

  1. Preheat the toastie maker.
  2. If using butter, butter one side of each of the four slices of bread.
  3. Place one slice of bread onto the bottom grill plate. If using butter, place butter side down.
  4. Spoon ¼ cup of baked beans onto the centre of the bread.
  5. Place the top piece of bread on top of the filling. If using butter, place butter side up.
  6. Repeat steps 2-4 for the other grill plate
  7. Gently close the lid and allow to toast for approximately 3 minutes, or until the bread has browned sufficiently.

Vegetable peelers are an
excellent tool for cutting
cheese for toasties!
  • I always add cheddar cheese when making baked bean toasties, otherwise I am told I will rot in toastie hell. Instead of dragging out the cheese grater, I like to cut thin slices using a vegetable peeler. Simply cut a segment of cheese to match the cutting edge of your vegetable peeler and slice away. 
  • To make "Cowboy" jaffles add 30g of shaved ham in addition to cheddar cheese.


  1. I have never actually heard of a toastie, but now I want one!!

  2. They are great. You can pick up toasted sandwich or jaffle makers quite cheaply.

    Love your blog, the photos are fantastic!

  3. Great snack that. We used to have a toastie maker but it hasn't been seen for a while. Now we have open toasties, aka beans on toast!  ツ

    1. Nothing wrong with beans on toast, om nom nom.

      I have been experimenting with the toastie monster's baked bean and cheese lately. If you dip the bread in melted butter instead of using a spread it comes up ever so naughty and crispy.



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