Giant Baked Beans

Giant baked beans in a baking dish

Giant Baked Beans

The easiest one-dish baked bean recipe, delicious for a leisurely weekend brunch for two.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine British, Vegan
Tags baked beans, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 can butter beans
  • 1 cup tomato passata
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1/2 red onion very finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup or brown sugar
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke see notes
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce see notes
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup water


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
  2. Rinse and drain the butter beans and add to a baking dish. Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well until everything is combined.

  3. Bake in the oven for an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Once the beans are cooked through and the sauce has nicely thickened it's ready to serve.

  4. Best on crusty bread or toast with lashings of vegan butter but would also be great as a jacket potato filling.

Recipe Notes

I used Biona Organic Butter Beans and vegan Worcester Sauce - regular Worcestershire sauce contains anchovies - and Colgin's Natural Hickory Liquid Smoke for flavouring.

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