baked beans


General English


  • Cooked navy beans (from the USA) in a tomato sauce. The tinned variety are an important source of protein and fibre in Europe and North America, especially for children. The navy bean is now being replaced in some brands by European varieties of the haricot bean.


  • plural noun haricot beans, cooked in a tomato sauce, traditionally baked in the oven with pieces of pork and molasses, and called ‘Boston baked beans’, but now more generally available in cans