Food and Drink

This New Canned Beans Range is Here to Upgrade a Classic

And recipes for an easy dinner.

In almost every Aussie household, you will find a can of beans. They’re a staple, an easy treat, breakfast dish, or lunch on the go. You probably had them as a kid, or probably heard that they make you fart—but most importantly you have shared a can with friends and family. They’re more than just canned food, they’re culture. 

With that culture, comes change. We went from SPC baked beans to dumping black beans in our enchiladas, and now a new range is taking over the bean shelf in supermarkets nationally for just $3 a can.

Be it a spag bol, stocky pie, or simply on a slice of bread, these killer beans are the upgrade you didn’t know you needed. 

The new range available in Woolworths hails from the New Zealand condiment brand, F. Whitlock & Sons. There are three flavours available including Fuego chilli, smoky campfire bbq, and ballistic tomato and basil. The best part, they’re high in protein and 99% fat-free. 

If you’re looking for some inspiration we have two easy recipes for you to try.

Smoky BBQ Stuffed Mushrooms


  • 4-6 large portobello mushrooms or brown cup mushrooms.
  • 420g can F. Whitlock & Sons killer beans in a Smoky Campfire BBQ Sauce.
  • ½ cup grated cheese. 
  • Wilted spinach to serve (optional)
  • Roasted tomatoes to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (fan assisted). Peel mushrooms and remove the stems. Brush with olive oil and place cup side up on an oven tray.
  2. Spoon F. Whitlock & Sons Killer Beans in Smoky Campfire BBQ Sauce into the mushroom. Do not overfill. 
  3. Sprinkle over the grated cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes until mushrooms are cooked and cheese is melted and golden. Allow standing for a few minutes before lifting off the tray. 
  4. Serve with wilted spinach and roast tomatoes.

Beef and Bean Pasta Bake


  • 100g penne pasta
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 200g lean beef mince
  • 420g can of Whitlock & Sons Killer Beans in Fred’s Ballistic Tomato and Basil Sauce
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Tbsp basil pesto
  • ¼ cup grated cheese
  • Chopped parsley to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C (fan assisted). Cook pasta according to packet instructions. While the pasta is cooking prepare the sauce.
  2. Heat a dash of oil in a medium pan. Add the onion and cook over medium-low heat until softened. Increase the heat and add the mince, and stir fry, breaking up the mince with a fork if necessary, until it is cooked. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in Whitlock & Sons Killer Beans in Fred’s Ballistic Tomato & Basil Sauce, tomatoes and basil pesto.
  4. Drain the cooked pasta. Refresh in cold water and drain again. Add to the beef and bean sauce and mix well. Spoon into a small ovenproof dish. Scatter over the grated cheese.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until beans are hot and cheese has melted. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Serve with a fresh green salad on the side.

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Food and Drink

Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.

Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.

Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.

Terms and conditions apply. Visit Red Rooster’s Christmas in July to see all the deals.


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