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Eggs and Beans on Toast

November 12, 2012

I was going through some of the drafts from about a month ago that have yet to be published and found this.  It may not be the Beans-On-Toast TM you’re used to seeing, but the old standby can be jazzed up a bit and made both palatable and nutritious for uni students.

I will preface this by saying that if you have time, energy, the desire, and supplies to make something else, go for it.  If, however, you’re in need of brain food (believe it or not, this counts–it’s got high levels of protein from the eggs and beans), in need of a shopping trip, or too tired to make something more complex, it can taste quite nice.  Just add some extra spices and actually cook the beans for a bit (if you’re really tired, just put them in a microwave-safe bowl and heat them for a minute).

Eggs and Beans on Toast


1 piece of bread (If possible, use a seeded bread with wheatgerm in; if not, whatever’s on hand, though white is a bit stogy for my liking.)

1 or 2 eggs

1 small tin baked beans

3 turns on the pepper grinder

Bit of butter/spread/etc.


*If you’re vegan, have allergies, or plain don’t fancy eggs, leave them out — you’ll end up with the traditional beans on toast.

Toast bread.  If you don’t have a toaster, put it in the oven/broiler for about a minute; add spread if you fancy it.  Make up the egg(s).  Heat the tin of beans.  I’d suggest doing these as separate steps unless you want eggy-bean mush — some people like it like that though, so go for it.  Put eggs and beans on toast.  Add 3-5 turns on the grinder of pepper, and perhaps some parsley–you could add some bbq or hot sauce as well for extra flavour.  It gets soggy fast, so A) put it on a plate, B) eat it quickly.  I recommend using cutlery for this exercise, otherwise bits of foodstuff will get everywhere.

It’s not the best, but on those cram days when something vaguely hot is preferable to cereal and you’ve a brain in need of protein, it’s a possible.



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  1. I live on my own, so quite often make this for myself 🙂

  2. I often do with, without the toast, and sometimes dice up some pepper into it to add colour and ring the changes … beetroot works well with it too, when added to the mush mix, but does not look nice lol

    • Diced pepper sounds like a good addition. I’d not thought to add beetroot, but I can see that working well, as a contrast to the beans and peppers. Sounds interesting.

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