Homemade Australian Baked Beans

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by threeovens

Australians love their baked beans. Most homes keep a supply of the canned variety (made by Heinz). They are often eaten for breakfast, or at least as a part of breakfast. They are eaten on crusty bread.

Top Review by ImPat

I used a 375 gram packet for 4 bean mix and made as directed but because of the extra beans added a cup of water as extra liquid and the end result was lovely full of flavour baked beans with a rich thick sauce. Thank you threeovens, made for Aussie/Kiwi Recipe Swap #79 August 2013.I ended up with 7 cups of baked beans of which I have frozen 6. UPDATE - I defrosted a cup full in the microwave and then re-heated and served with toasted wholemeal/wholegrain bread for a great lunch, thanks once again three ovens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the beans overnight in cold water; drain.
  2. In a Dutch oven, place the beans, the ham hock, and enought water to cover; bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the hock and cut off the meat and shred; drain beans, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  4. Heat the oil in the Dutch oven, cook the onion and garlic until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes; add tomato, reserved liquid, the Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, shredded meat, and beans to the pot.
  5. Cover and simmer until beans are tender and the liquid has thickened, about 30 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve over crusty toast with wilted spinach.

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