Faux-Baked Beans

Vegan. Quick. Easy. Outstanding. Tastes like they’ve been baking all day!

Serves 2 – 3 people. Recipe easily doubled or tripled.


1 x 398 ml (14 fluid oz) canned Navy Beans, drained and well rinsed

* (OR use 3/4 cup of dried navy beans that have pre-soaked in a lot of water with a couple of water changes for 24 – 48 hours ahead of time. Then boil gently in LOTS of water {no salt} for up to 2 hours. Once beans are done and tender, continue with rest of recipe) 

  • 1 cooking onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp oil (grapeseed or olive)
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp liquid hickory smoke
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 4 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp of cold coffee OR water


  • In a heavy pot add oil and onion, and stir over a gentle low-medium heat until onion almost completely wilted
  • Add the rest of ingredients, and combine well
  • Cover and simmer very low, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally
  • Uncover. Remove from heat and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with optional minced parsley

Serve over rice, or baked potato, or fried tartine bread; with garden salad.

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