Jacket Potatoes with Smoky Bacon Beans

13 Jan

Make sure to cook your jacket potatoes in the oven, so they are crisp on the outside and fluffy in the middle! I can’t abide a microwave jacket potato, but even worse are those McCain frozen varieties which are completely and utterly tasteless!!! My husband swears that this is the best jacket potato topping he has ever tasted! This recipe serves 2, but is easily doubled or more.


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon, cut into lardons or you can buy lardons but it’s cheaper to make your own!
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • pinch of chilli powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tin baked beans
  • Don’t forget your jacket potatoes, I prick mine all over with a fork and cook for 45mins-1 hour in the oven
  • Sour cream & grated cheddar cheese to serve


  1. In a large frying pan, heat your oil and then add the onion. Cook for a few minutes, until it begins to soften then add the bacon. Fry until cooked to your liking.
  2. Then add the baked beans, brown sugar, chilli & smoked paprika and gently heat through
  3. Slice open your jacket potatoes and top them. Spoon some sour cream on the side.


Isn’t that the quickest, easiest & tastiest dinner ever? Ours disappeared so fast I forgot to take photos!


2 Responses to “Jacket Potatoes with Smoky Bacon Beans”

  1. One-Way to Health February 13, 2017 at 8:25 am #

    I love your blog! I just started my own blog about healthy and affordable eating (all Gluten Free), so feel free to check it out! 🙂 I’m looking forward to more of your posts!

    • glutenfreeness February 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

      Thank you so much! I’m glad it’s helpful to you. I love sharing recipes that actually work and taste good!

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