Baked beans are such a classic British food and a staple in most kitchens, but this simple homemade variation completely upgrades them. With a rich tomato base and delicious smokey flavour thanks to the smoked paprika which is balanced out by the sweet maple syrup and chunks of juicy sundried tomatoes, these beans are a great addition to your breakfast or brunch.
Whilst I love traditional baked beans, they can be a little bland and boring and that’s why I love this version. These beans are bursting with flavour and are so easy and inexpensive to make; I used mixed beans in place of the traditional haricot beans, which gives this dish a little more texture and makes them a little more interesting. Simply heat everything up in the pan, leave it to thicken and serve. I love mine alongside avocado toast, vegan sausages or my favourite – served in a sweet potato brunch bowl with a generous scattering of fresh parsley or coriander.
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- 1 x 400g can mixed beans
- 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 25g sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped
- tbsp maple syrup
- tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- small handful fresh parsley, chopped
- Add the chopped tomatoes to a pan and place over a low-medium heat. Add the sundried tomatoes, maple syrup, cumin, paprika and smoked paprika to the pan and stir until fully combined.
- Bring the mixture to the boil.
- Once the mix is boiling, reduce the heat to low and add the mixed beans along with the chopped parsley. Stir until combined and leave to simmer for 25-30 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
- Once the sauce has thickened, remove from the heat and serve. I love mine in a sweet potato brunch bowl topped with extra fresh parsley or alongside slices of avocado toast. Enjoy!
- Any leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, but I like to freeze the extra portion where they’ll keep for up to 6 weeks.
If you liked this recipe then why not try my Roasted Carrot and Butternut Squash Soup or Peanut Butter and Tahini Roasted Aubergine Noodle Bowl.