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Open Sandwich My Way!

showmethecurry's picture
Baked Beans have been a camping favorite, it seems, from the beginning of time…..but with this recipe, we take them to a whole new level. An Uncle of our’s introduced it to our family years ago and with a few tweaks and changes, it has been our family favorite “quick lunch” for many many years. Using Vegetarian Baked Beans makes it a super healthy, protein packed, lunch for vegetarians. With a few adjustments, it is a winner with kids as well. This visually appealing open sandwich, with its perfect blend of sweet, tang and spice, is sure to please everyone
  Sandwich bread slice 8
  Baked beans 16 Ounce
  Cheese slice 8 (preferably American)
  Tomato 1 Medium, finely chopped
  Green chili To Taste, finely chopped
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, finely chopped
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon (adjust quantity as per taste)
  Cilantro sprigs 3 , finely chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Salsa 8 Teaspoon (hot sauce)


1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place the Bread slices flat on a baking/cookie sheet.
3. Bake/toast them in the oven till they are light golden.
4. Flip them around and let them toast on the other side. The Bread should be very crisp.
5. In a bowl, mix in the following well: Onions, Tomatoes, Green Chili, Cilantro, Lemon Juice and Salt.
6. Place a slice of Cheese on each of the toasts.
7. Spoon and spread the Baked Beans (approximately 2 tbsp) over each slice of Cheese.
8. Pour the desired amount of Salsa/Hot Sauce over Baked Beans.
9. Spread the Onion, Tomato, Green Chili mixture over the salsa.
10. Place the cookie sheet back in the oven bake for another 5 minutes - or till the cheese starts to melt.
11. Remove from Oven and serve immediately.
Serves 4.


1. Health Tip - To save on calories, use 1/2 slice of cheese instead of the whole slice. Just break the cheese into small pieces and spread it out on the toast.
2. Tastes best when served hot and crisp, otherwise it will get soggy.
3. For a kid’s version, just omit the green chilies and salsa.
4. For non-vegetarians, you could substitute regular baked beans.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Everyday, Kids, Party, Healthy, Quick
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Open Sandwich My Way!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 415 Calories from Fat 164

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g31.4%

Saturated Fat 14.1 g70.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52.5 mg17.5%

Sodium 1324.2 mg55.2%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g13.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.3 g25.3%

Sugars 11.6 g

Protein 21 g41.9%

Vitamin A 22.3% Vitamin C 13%

Calcium 42% Iron 99.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


CookingMyWay's picture
I would have never thought of using baked beans on a sandwich - great idea. Your sandwich looks great! Fun recipe...
shantihhh's picture
It is a British thing. Baked beans even for breakfast.
showmethecurry's picture
Co-Hosts: Hetal and Anuja Yes, and we have a LOT of british influence and vice-versa;-)
shantihhh's picture
Thank goodness the Indian cuisine is so popular in the UK so there is some flavourful food. Of course the Greek and Italian spots help too. uh-oh I am getting in trouble I fear. It's OK as I am of English heritage and I know of what I speak. Give me sambhar and idli for breakfast and a cup of South Indian coffee any day over a "proper English" breakfast.
showmethecurry's picture
Co-Hosts: Hetal and Anuja ha ha ha - I couldn't agree with you more!!!
sumitra's picture
Open Sandwich My Way! Recipe, Open Sandwich My Way!