Jacket Potatoes with Organic Beans


The Supermarket Waitrose has been  supporting the Soil Association’s ‘Small Changes, Big Difference’ campaign by celebrating everything organic.  As you know this week,  I was invited to take part in this celebration and asked  if I would swap one meal a day to organic for a week.

Waitrose have a great range of vegetarian organic products and some helpful recipes  on their website.  This is a quick and easy meal I had for my lunch for Day 4 of going organic by using the organic Heinz beans and organic potatoes.  Our office kitchen only has a microwave but we managed to make a great meal.

Ingredients for two servings:

  • 4-5 medium organic potatoes
  • 1 Organic Heinz baked beans
  • 2-3 organic peppers
  • 1 cup organic cheddar cheese
  • 1 organic onion
  • knob of organic butter
  • dash of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


1.  Wash and prick the organic potatoes and microwave on high them their jackets for 8 minutes.  This should be enough t soften them.  If not, give it a couple more minutes.

2.  Open the can of Heinz Organic beans and warm them for 4 minutes in the microwave on high , stirring them once when they have cooked for 2 minutes.

P1180644 3.   Chop the onions and peppers and add a dash of olive oil to them.  Microwave them on high  for 1 minute.

4. For each serving:  Cut the potatoes in the centre in a cross and add the butter.  Sprinkle salt and peppers as required.  Add the baked beans on the potatoes.  Now add the cooked onions and peppers P1180649 5. Now sprinkle some cheese on the potatoes and garnish with peppers.  You can serve the potatoes with cooked or uncooked cheese.  I prefer melted cheese so put the bowl in the microwave for 20 seconds and serve. . P1180654


I was sent a voucher by Waitrose to purchase Organic Foods in order to undertake this challenge. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Do you ever cook a hot meal at the Office? Do share some of your quick and easy lunchtime recipes!!

  • This looks totally simple and really delicious. My husband loves beans. I think it would be fun to surprise him with this. 🙂

    • Do try the Heinz’ organic version of beans as they are tasty.

  • Mellissa Williams

    It looks simple but I bet it tasted yummy! I try to eat organic when I can http://www.thediaryofajewellerylover.co.uk

  • It’s great to have something in the office that is healthy and a change from a sandwich for lunch.

    • Louisa – yes, I am planning more hot meals for my lunch now.

  • Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    That does look yummy. Good to rustle up a hot meal at work.

    • Yes, it’s better than cold sandwiches.

  • I’m at home all day so my son and I often have a cooked lunch to warm us through. I’ve got all the ingredients for this at the moment but I’m afraid I can’t guarantee they are all organic!

    • Ness – Do look out for the offer on Heinz beans. Once you try the organic version, you never go back.

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    Great idea, I am so fussy about sandwiches, office lunches were always a challenge x

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    Beans on toast is such a classic comfort food. I love it!

  • Shobha

    I used to eat this when I lived in Nigeria.. ages since I ate them.. thanks for reminding..

  • My kids love cheesy baked beans on jacket potatoes, but I hadn’t thought about adding onion. Good tip.

  • Nell@PigeonPairandMe

    I’ve never thought of adding peppers to baked beans – what a good idea! I might try that tonight, as beans on toast are our after-swimming staple. Thanks for the tip!

  • looks perfect for autumn to warm tummies up!

  • Globalmouse

    Jacket potatoes with cheese and beans or cheese and sweetcorn is one of our Autmn staples…as a big onion fan I love this addition!

  • I’ve just had delicious jacket potato and beans for lunch. I added a tablespoon of bbq sauce to the beans and some fried onions and mushrooms, a couple of Linda McCartney rosemary and red onion sausages and a sprinkling of strong mature cheddar. It was so comforting on this dreary and cold autumn day 🙂

    • This sounds wonderful. I must try this soon

  • wendyg06

    Jacket potato with beans and cheese love it

  • Sylvia Fiolunka

    My OH would love it, he eats beans almost every morning! Lovely recipe Mina! x

  • Carolynne @ Mummy Endeavours

    mmm love this, all the easy things i love to eat 😉

  • Tom used to work for the Soil Association, interesting to hear about the collaboration 🙂 x

  • Kara

    Looks delicious and so simple too

  • Looks delicious I must try this

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