Vegetarian Baked Beans

    5 hours 15 minutes

    There is nothing like home-made baked beans. This is a meat free recipe which allows the tangy flavours of the beans to really come through.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 500g dry butter beans
    • 6 cups (1500ml) water
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cups diced sweet onions
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 litre pasta sauce
    • 1/4 cup (50g) firmly packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) molasses (or golden syrup)
    • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar (or malt vinegar)
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:5hours  ›  Ready in:5hours15min 

    1. Place beans and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking 1 hour stirring occasionally until beans are tender. Drain and transfer to a large casserole dish.
    2. Preheat oven to 150 degrees C.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a frypan over medium heat. Stir in the onions and cook until tender. Mix in garlic and cook until golden brown.
    4. Mix onions and garlic into casserole dish with the beans. Stir in the pasta sauce. Mix in brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, bay leaves, mustard, pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon.
    5. Cover and bake 3 1/2 hours in the preheated oven stirring frequently and adding water if necessary. Remove cover and continue baking 30 minutes.

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    This was easy to make, even though it took a while! I took a short cut and cooked this on the stove, as I always have when making baked beans. I love this vegetarian version!  -  19 May 2013


    I loved the taste of these!! I soaked the beans in water over night and the next day I threw all the ingredients into a slow cooker and let it go all day long. It turned out awesome! I will definitely make these again.  -  26 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I like it that there is no cured meat in this bean dish, and I thought it was okay. I wasn't sure about the cinnamon flavor with the beans and tomato sauce. I think I will try it again without it next time. Thanks for posting this recipe.  -  23 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)