Sweet & Smokey Baked Beans

Written by Liz

I’m Liz, I share recipes and easy substitutes to make plant-based living simple!

September 8, 2021



Sweet & Smokey Baked Beans

This homemade version of the classic British breakfast is rich, smoky and filling! Make this for your next weekend brunch at home.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Baked beans, breakfast, brunch, Homemade baked beans, vegan breakfast, vegan brunch, vegan recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost $9


  • Dutch oven


  • 400 g butter beans drained and rinsed
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 large brown onions thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups vegan 'beef' stock
  • 800 g canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaf


  • Preheat oven to 160C/320 F.
  • Heat olive oil in Dutch oven. Add onion and soften over low heat for 15-20 mins until onions begin to caramelise.
  • Add the garlic and stir for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add balsamic vinegar, smoked paprika, cumin, Dijon mustard, miso paste, molasses and tomato paste. Continue stirring for another 2 mins to avoid sticking.
  • Add butter beans and stir until thoroughly coated.
  • Add vegan 'beef' stock, canned tomatoes and bay leaves. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Transfer to the oven with the lid on and bake at 160C for 90 minutes.
  • Serve with sourdough toast, vegan cheese and chives.

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