Pythagoras thought they were evil and Aristotle said they were destructive. Plus, there’s also that really funny song about them. We’re talking about beans, specifically in their most glorious rendering, on toast. Not only are they versatile in the kitchen, high in fibre, protein and iron, but they’re also incredibly cheap—especially the dried variety—making beans perfect student grub. Maclean’s, along with two Toronto chefs, presents three variations that may just be the greatest thing on sliced bread.