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Home Baked Beans with Ham Hock - Breakfast at Vintaged, Hilton Brisbane + recipe + giveaway

Inspired by the current cold weather, I’m fast becoming a comfort food queen and, for me, nothing says it more than a warming cooked breakfast.

The sort of breakfast that sticks to your sides taking you through to dinner with just a few snacks along the way – okay I’m not perfect!

Hilton Executive Chef Jeremy Clark is a man who understands breakfast and the pure joys of simple food that brings back memories that warm the heart as well as the stomach.  He’s taken some tips from his days working under award-winning Sydney chef Serge Dansereau, to create a new dish crammed full of breakfast protein.

Served with a Lyonnaise sausage and two poached eggs, it’s a great way to start the day.   I particularly liked the Lyonnaise sausage as it oozed meaty flavour without any unnecessary extra garlic or flavouring.  It’s the sort of sausage that you’ll enjoy eating and not remember eating it all through the day, if you know what I mean.

The Hilton’s buffet breakfast also includes all the components for the dish so you can put it together yourself if you like.  You might be tempted to load up on those delicious beans!

If you can’t make it to the Hilton the recipe is below. Or if you'd like to try it leave a comment below and you can have one of 20 two for one vouchers I have to give away.
(RRP $76 for 2 x Complete Full Buffet Breakfast. Only pay $38.)

Home Baked Beans with Ham Hock

Serves six

200ml olive oil Italian Rosa
250g brown onion, chopped
50g fresh whole peeled garlic
4 standard tins of Italian crushed tomatoes
1 ham hock
300gm cannellini beans (soak beans overnight prior to use)
Half a bunch of oregano

1.    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat
2.    Sauté the chopped onions and garlic still soft but no colour
3.    Puree the crushed tomatoes and add to the saucepan
4.    Add the ham hock and cannellini beans
5.    Sir well, add half of the chopped oregano and ½ a cup of water
6.    Cook over a low heat just simmering for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally
7.    Remove the ham hock and shred the meat and return to the saucepan
8.    Add the remaining chopped oregano and season well.

Serve with poached eggs and Lyonnaise sausage

Bottom line: Great tasting breakfast
Best tip:  Take advantage of weekend city parking rates and rediscover the CBD.

Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane

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Kerry Heaney

Disclaimer:  Ed+bK was a guest of Hilton Brisbane.

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  1. Thanks for sharing that recipe Kerry.

  2. I like your recipe. I prefer green vegetable instead junk food. This one is good for health.

    Aaron |
    Massage for Events

  3. Stacey Rose-Ackroud6:29 pm

    Hey Kerry :)

    My favourite breakfast is definitely breakfast in bed :) I make tomato baked eggs with chorizo in the oven, with fresh sourdough from the local bakery and hash browns and bacon of course! I'm new to your blog because my boyfriend has just recently moved to Brisbane (from Sydney where I live) for his job in the army. I'm always looking for new places to eat out for when I go up and visit. With our 6 month anniversary coming up I'm on the look out for a good breakfast place and Vintaged buffet looks amazing! I might have to book in for a romantic morning date on our anniversary. Looking forward to more stories :) Also, just wondering if you have any ideas for cheap eats around Brisbane, as my boyfriend and I spend so much on flights to see each other, we try to save on other things. It's also great to see competitions on your blog, gives me a bit of excitement and a test of my luck

    - Stacey Rose-Ackroyd

  4. Stacey, you've inspired me! I'll work on a post of my top Brisbane cheap eats.

  5. My favourite breakfast is a greek yoghurt parfait, topped off with lots of berries, nuts and seeds :)

  6. I loved Vintage when I was there. I didn't sit at the chef's table but at the "pit" in the middle. Good food, great service and really friendly.

    My favorite breakfast is a decadent stack of blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup.

  7. My favourite breakfast are waffles!

  8. Thanks for the recipe, looks divine, however I'm sure it will taste better at Vintage than in my kitchen!

    My favourite breakfast is Eggs Florentine. Wilted spinach with poached eggs, or fresh organic avocado on wholemeal sourdough with a squeeze of lemon and sprinkle of pepper. Yum!

  9. I'm definately going to have to try this one morning for breakfast.. sounds great..

  10. I'd like a voucher, please! :) Thanks, Kerry!

  11. Favourite breakfast at the moment is mum's amazing marinated beef brisket with vermicelli noodles! Would love to also have a voucher to try your food as well :D


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