Full of beans: Our best bean-based recipes

Beans are like family – always there for us, from that first baked bean jaffle as a kid to a hearty French cassoulet as a grown-up. They're just as happy being spooned over cheese-on-toast as they are being pureed into a velvety soup, and they're so hearty, you can go meat-free without noticing. Whether they're slow (soaked overnight) or fast (straight from a can), beans are cheap, healthy and – like family – don't mind being taken for granted - Jill Dupleix.

Jill Dupleix's ultimate baked beans.