Baked beans with truffle cottage cheese

Baked beans with truffle cottage cheese

45 min
Baked beans with tomatoes, creating a sweet and intense flavour when cooked in the onion. Served with cottage cheese flavoured with truffle oil and basil.


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half.
  • Rinse the beans and allow them to run dry. Place in an ovenproof dish. Place the tomatoes on top with the flat side facing upwards.
  • Sprinkle over the salt, pepper, chopped garlic and parsley. Drizzle over the butter & rapeseed oil. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Mix cottage cheese with oil and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the beans warm with the truffle topping.

Baked beans with truffle cottage cheese

How do you keep baked beans from getting mushy?
One culprit of mushy beans could simply be the brand, so consider trying an alternative if you find they don’t have a great texture. Remember to rinse thoroughly and let them drain properly before cooking, as excess moisture won’t help.
Should baked beans be covered when baking?
There’s no need to cover these beans – the oil, moisture from the tomatoes and relatively short baking time should prevent them from drying out.
How do you know when baked beans are done?
There isn’t a hard rule for when the beans are ready (they can be eaten uncooked, after all) but 30 minutes at the recommended heat should be more than enough to warm them, create a pleasant texture, as well as cook the tomatoes and garlic.


Baked beans
Black beans
400 g
Cherry tomatoes
250 g
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Garlic cloves (finely chopped)
Chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp
Butter & rapeseed oil
3 tbsp
Truffle topping
Cottage cheese
250 g
Oil with truffle flavour
2 tbsp
Chopped fresh basil
9 g
Salt and pepper to taste

Inspired by Mexico – with a luxurious twist

Not a fan of regular baked beans, or looking for a way to switch up your Full English? Black beans are a common component of Mexican (and other Hispanic) breakfast cuisine that subsequently became a staple of brunch plates around the world. While the more traditional approach is to flavour with chilli, this version uses the truffle flavoured cottage cheese to add an extra degree of luxury.

Spice up your beans even more!

Want to add a little more heat to your black beans? Easy! Take a jalapeño pepper (seeded, if you don’t want too much spice), finely chop it and add along with some lime juice to the beans before you roast in the oven.

Make a full Mexican breakfast

These roasted black beans are the base components of several Mexican breakfast staples. Layer in some tortillas before roasting the beans, then add a fried egg on top and you have basic huevos rancheros. Alternatively, fry an onion together with scrambled eggs and tortillas sliced into chip shapes. Now simply add to the black bean and cheese mixture to create chilaquiles.