- 250g dried haricot beans
- 1L tomato juice
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1tbs dark brown sugar
Put the dried beans and bicarbonate in a large bowl. Cover with cold water and leave to soak overnight.
Once soaked over night, strain the beans and put them into a large saucepan. Add the tomato juice and brown sugar and bring to the boil. Once boilling reduce the heat and simmer until the beans are soft. This should take around 2 - 3 hours. If the mixture starts to look a bit thick, add some more water.
Once cooked, add either fried bacon or worcester sauce for extra flavour or leave plain.