Homemade Baked Beans Recipe for Quick Holiday Meals

vegan baked beans

I’ve been making this simple homemade baked beans recipe for years. It’s perfect for potlucks, barbeques, and for quick weeknight dinners. Bonus: it makes awesome leftovers that you could serve with grains or as a burrito. The original recipe is from my Grandma (for real!) and fuses sweet, salty and smokey flavors for a perfect homestyle meal.

vegan baked beans

Maple Baked Beans

1 (28-ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
½ cup minced onion
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoon cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 Tablespoon prepared Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon each oregano, cumin, ground ginger, and salt
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
½ teaspoon red chili flakes (more to taste!)
1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  1. Mix tomatoes, onions, garlic, vinegar, maple syrup, molasses, mustard, spices and smoke in a large bowl.
  2. Gently stir in beans. Pour mixture into a 9” x 13” pan.
  3. Cover with foil and bake at 350º for half an hour. Remove foil, stir, and bake 45 minutes more. Enjoy in wraps, with grains, or at your next barbeque!

Yield: 5-6 Servings

Some Notes: You can of course use fresh-cooked beans here, but with three different kinds it might get a bit daunting. You can also make this recipe using just one type of bean for a more monochrome, but equally delicious, result.

three types of beans for baked beans
three types of beans for baked beans: pinto, cannellini, and kidney

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1 Comment

  1. Mmm…baked beans are total comfort food for me! When I was a kid, we’d have baked beans, fried eggs, and toast for supper when money was tight. I make baked beans and tofu scramble a lot now, but I usually use canned veg baked beans. Bookmarking this for a rainy day when I have time to make them from scratch!

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