Cheat’s Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Cheat's Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

We have a local café in our neighbourhood we love to wander down to enjoy breakfast when we can’t be bothered cooking.

We both pretend to read the menu, but we both know exactly what we’re going to order… because we always order the same thing!

Me: smashed avocado with mint, peas, radish and smoked salmon. Him: the housemade baked beans.

So this past weekend, we decided to make our own baked beans, but we were starving so there was to be no baking involved. We researched a few recipes and came up with our own concoction, which was pretty darn delicious – and most ingredients we used we already had sitting in the fridge and pantry. Plus it was quick. And did I mention delicious?!

If you’re keen to have a go at our recipe, here’s how we made it…

Cheat's Homemade Baked Beans Recipe
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4
  • 2 x 400g tins of cannellini beans
  • 2 x 400g tins of diced tomatoes
  • 1 x red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 x chilli, finely sliced (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper to season
  1. Soften the red onion in a pan over medium heat with a little olive oil
  2. Drain and rinse the cannellini beans
  3. Add the beans to the pan and stir for a few minutes
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and stir
  5. Allow to simmer for approximately 10 minutes
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Serve with toast and sprinkle crispy pancetta on top (optional)

Cheat's Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Are you a fan of homemade baked beans?

How do you like to make yours?


  1. says

    Beans, beans, good for your heart; bad for others as they make you… greedy and you eat everyone else’s! Love this recipe. Such a good idea. You should try a touch of smoked paprika in there too though. Get that wood-fired feel going! X

    • Sonia says

      YES! Smoked paprika is such a good suggestion. We wanted to use that, but didn’t have any in the house so just went with ground paprika instead. Next time!

  2. Aitch says

    I love homemade baked beans! My recipe is very simple – put some olive oil in a saucepan, fry up a finely chopped onion, some chopped bacon and some minced garlic. Add a can of drained cannelini beans and a can of diced tomatoes and a bit of water. Add a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce and let it simmer a bit. I serve my baked beans over buttered toast or with tortillas and grated cheese for breakfast burritos. Easy peasy! I’m definitely going to try your recipe though, I love anything with cumin in it.

    • Sonia says

      Yours sounds like the perfect option for when you’re in a hurry. Great Sunday night dinner, even!

  3. Erin says

    These sound delicious! Would be lovely with home made fresh bread toasted to! I might have to try this out 🙂

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