Homestyle Baked Beans
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 20 min
Servings: 4
Canned baked beans are often high in salt. Why not make your own instead?


  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 medium brown onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbs no-added-salt tomato paste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 400 g can no-added-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbs salt-reduced tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 420 g can no-added-salt cannelini or butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbs parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 slices wholegrain bread, toasted
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Spray oil in a medium saucepan and cook onion and garlic over medium heat until softened.
  2. Add the tomato paste and smoked paprika. Stir through and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the can of tomatoes, including juice, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
  5. Add in the cannellini beans and stir until heated through.
  6. Remove from heat, mix in the parsley, pepper and serve on toast.


Add 1 thinly sliced fresh long red chilli to the onion for a spicy light lunch. Replace cannellini beans with canned no-added-salt haricot, butter, borlotti or red kidney beans.


Leave out the Worcestershire sauce to make this dish completely vegetarian.

Healthy tip!

Still hungry? Try a side of salad or vegies before going for seconds.

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 819 kJ 360 kJ
196 Cal 86 Cal
Protein 9 g 4 g
Fat, total 3 g 1 g
— saturated 0.5 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 30 g 13 g
— sugars 9 g 4 g
Sodium 517 mg 227 mg
Fibre 9 g 4 g

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    Enjoyed these immensely, and the froze in portion sizes well. I added vegetable stock to cut the strong tomato taste and deepen the flavour - it worked very well.
    Posted on: 04 Jan 19

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    So good.
    Posted on: 22 May 18

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    Delicious! Easy to make, lovely smokey flavour and very filling
    Posted on: 02 Jul 17

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    These are so delicious and easy to make.
    Posted on: 02 Nov 15

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