They were originally invented in USA, where they were known as The Boston Beans, at the beginning of 1800.
Then, at the end of the 19th century, they spread throughout Europe, after Heinz first exported them there, where they became a cornerstone of the English table.
We can’t imagine a Full Breakfast without them, matched with eggs and bacon. Most delicious toast are filled with them and such a traditional English menus, like Jacket potatoes or fish and chips, reach their best only when baked beans are at their side.
People are used to buy the canned baked beans and if you ask about ingredients and recipe, almost no one knows how to make them at home.
In Italy, baked beans aren’t so popular, but legumes are a pillar of our kitchen and we have a thousand traditional recipes with beans and other legumes.
Therefore, so familiar with legumes and so hard for us to imagine any industrial food, without knowing its origin and how it is made, we tried to make our Italian style baked beans at home… Discover the recipe!