Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

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Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Rich, delicious, and totally satisfying -  these beans are super simple to bung together and won’t fail to impress! Serve them on toasted Vegbred for a power packed brunch, cook a batch and portion them up to freeze for a speedy meal when you need it the most or rustle up a big pan to pile into hot baked potatoes to feed the troupes.


Make these beans with any bean or pulse you have in the cupboard - we’ve made them with anything from cannelloni, butterbeans, black beans, chickpeas or lentils and even mixed mixed together - they’re all delicious!


Serves 4 - 6:

1 tbsp olive oil

2 white or red onions, finely diced

3 garlic cloves, peeled and grated

2 x 400g tin or jars of any beans you fancy or have in the cupboard - any white bean, chickpeas, black beans or even lentils will do this trick and feel free to mix different types!

2 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes

2 tablespoon tomato purée

2 tablespoon maple syrup or agave syrup

2 tsp Smoked Sweet Paprika

A few dashes of tamari sauce

Optional - A few dashes of plant based Worcestershire sauce

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper


1. Place a large, deep frying pan or saucepan over a low to medium heat and spoon in 2 tablespoon olive oil. Scatter in the onions and garlic. Stir them into the oil and let them sizzle gently for 5-10 minutes or until the onions soften.

2. Drain and rinse the beans before adding them to the pan. Pour in the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika. Mix everything together.

3. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper your maple syrup and add a few dashes of Tamari and Worcester sauce to your taste. Tamari for the salty savoury flavour and Worcester for a lovely spiced tang. As a guide - start off with 1 tablespoon of each then you can always add a bit more at the end.

4. Mix everything together again and turn the heat up to medium. Let the beans bubble gently for another 10 to 15 minutes. Have a little taste to check you’re happy with the seasoning.