Bakes Beans - "brilliant" - Vegan

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by magpie diner

Adapted from How it all Vegan. This is really easy to throw together, provided you have the beans ready to go (or use canned). Even if you have to boil some up, dry navy beans and soy beans are pretty quick if you've soaked them for 6 hours or so. This is a less sweet version of baked beans with only a little molasses, more tomato-ey. It's satisfying and simple. If accompanied by a salad and some hearty bread it would probably be enough for 4 people. For larger portions though, I'd say more like 2 or 3, with some leftovers. The original recipe only called for 1 1/2 cups broth, I adjusted to 2 1/2, found it was too dry otherwise, but then I really like sauce so you may choose to cut that back down. I also added 1 tbsp of brown sugar, found it was just lacking a little something without it. The last adjustment was to the cooking time - originally calling for 40 mins at 350, that wasn't near enough time to even cook the onions, so I upped to 375 for an hour. (Note, prep/Cook time does not include soaking or boiling of the beans).

Top Review by morgainegeiser

I used a variety of beans, whatever I had in the pantry - pinto and kidney beans. They had a very tomato taste, wish it was a little less. They were also very saucy beans, but all in all this is a nice recipe. Made for ZWT8.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven. Place your cooked beans into an oven-proof baking dish.
  2. In a pyrex type measuring cup, measure out your vegetable broth. To that, add the rest of the 9 ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour the sauce mixture over the beans in the baking dish and mix well to combine.
  4. Bake uncovered for an hour. Check after about 40 minutes to make sure they're not drying up too much or burning.

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