I love to cook – most of the time – but my kids seem to want to eat every day so I’m constantly trying to put together new kid-friendly meals. I grew up eating beans on toast so I thought it was standard lunch fare. I was shocked when none of my friends had ever heard of it, but my mom is British and it took me a while to figure out that beans on toast is standard lunch fare – in England. My kids love it though and it’s simple to make, see you take beans and you put them . . . on toast. Not overly complicated but pretty tasty. We usually have it for lunch but it will do for a quick dinner (or a snack if one of the kids is going through a particularly strenuous growth spurt). The traditional British version uses Heinz baked beans, which are usually hard to find, but like so many things from my childhood, I got used to the adulterated American version and I prefer pork and beans for this.
Can of Pork and Beans
Toast the bread slightly more than you would for regular toast. Because you are putting beans on top, it can get soggy if it isn’t toasted enough.
Heat the pork and beans over the stove until they bubble. I usually pull out some beans for my kids and then let mine cook a few minutes longer.
Spoon the pork and beans over toast and serve.
You could serve this with cheese on top or with a fried egg.