Cold days call for cosy baked potatoes with spicy homemade baked beans and melty cheese. Start them off in the microwave to speed up the cooking.
- CourseMain meal
- Prepare5 mins
- Cook1 hr
- Total time1 hr 5 mins
Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Prick the skins of the potatoes. Rub lightly with a drizzle of oil and season with salt, if liked. Microwave 2 at a time on full power for 10 minutes until tender, then put directly onto the oven rack and bake for 30 minutes until crisping (see tip below for other methods).
Meanwhile, heat the 1 tbsp oil in a saucepan and cook the onion for 5-10 minutes, until softened and golden.
Stir in the cumin seeds, then add the beans, tomatoes and ½ can water. Stir in the chilli paste, bring to a simmer and cook gently for 15-20 minutes. Season to taste.
Split open the jacket potatoes and fill with the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the cheese, salad onions and the jalapeños, if using.
Haricot beans are a good source of fibre, protein, potassium, iron and manganes. If you prefer fully oven-baked potatoes, give them 1 hour in the oven instead.
Customer safety tips
Follow manufacturer’s instructions and advice for specific foods
Pre-heat the air fryer to the correct temperature
If cooking different foods together, be aware that they may require different times and temperatures
Spread food evenly – do not overcrowd pan/chamber
Turn food midway through cooking
Check food is piping/steaming hot and cooked all the way through
Aim for golden colouring – do not overcook
Use a food thermometer/probe to check temperature: more details here
Check out the FSA webpage for further advice: www.food.gov.uk