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Easy Vegan Baked Beans

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These easy vegan baked beans are the perfect meatless and dairy-free side dish to take to your next cookout! This recipe is homemade and simple to make in less than an hour. These thick vegan baked beans have the perfect smokey and sweet flavor and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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When we are heading to our next cookout or just craving the good old-fashioned bbq foods, I love to find healthy vegan substitutes for our favorite dishes.  Personally, I don’t like to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. These easy vegan baked beans are the perfect recipe when you are short on time, but you don’t want to sacrifice flavor.

These easy vegan baked beans go great with this Creamy Plant-Based Pasta Salad, a meatless burger of your choice, and whatever other side-dishes you are craving. Another thing I always have with my baked beans is plain Ruffles Chips. This is more when I’m having a “cheat day”, but seriously if you haven’t tried it, scoop your baked beans up with your chips.  It’s amazing!

When we go to a cookout or any get-together for that matter, I never expect the host to make vegan dishes just for us.  For one, this is a lot to ask of someone who is already prepping and planning to feed a large number of people.  For two, I prefer to know what goes into my food and make every recipe as healthy as I can.

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More Plant-Based Recipes that are great for sharing!

Healthy Vegan Protein Bites

Creamy Plant-Based Pasta Salad

10 Vegan Summer Salads

If you are on a vegan diet and trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, it’s important to know what is going into your food.  Some dishes may appear healthy, but in reality, they can be loaded with tons of extra and unnecessary calories.  For example, if you cook your veggies in oil they will have lots of added fat and this will not help with weight loss.

When I cook my veggies, I use a non-stick spray and add water while cooking if the veggies start to stick to the pan.  If you are used to cooking your foods in oil this may take some getting used to, but it will really help you feel your best.  My number one rule to weight loss is to EAT YOUR VEGGIES, but not when they are doused in oil!

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Okay, let’s get on with what you came here for…….

Gather Your Ingredients

  • 1 Can of Pinto Beans
  • 2 Cans of Great Northern Beans
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2 Tsp Minced Garlic
  • 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Heaping Tbs Yellow Mustard or Mustard of choice
  • 1/3 Cup Agave
  • 1 Large Bay Leaf
  • 1 Tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup of Water (add a little as you go until it reaches desired consistency)
  • 2-3 Tsp Liquid Smoke

Time to Cook!

  1. Drain and rinse beans and set aside.
  2. Saute onions and garlic until transparent.
  3. Add beans to onions and garlic and add in remaining ingredients.
  4. Turn down to low and simmer for about 45 min.
  5. Serve hot and store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  These can also be frozen and thawed later for a quick side dish!

Easy Vegan Baked Beans

These easy vegan baked beans are the perfect meatless and dairy-free side dish to take to your next cookout! This recipe is homemade and simple to make in less than an hour. These thick vegan baked beans have the perfect smokey and sweet flavor and are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy-free, easy, homemade, meatless, plant-based, smokey, sweet, thick, vegan, vegetarian, whole foods
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pinto Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans Great Northern Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 Large Onion chopped
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Agave
  • 1 heaping tbs Mustard of Choice
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Large Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Water add a little as you mix everything together until it is desired consistency
  • 2.5 tsp Liquid Smoke Add more to taste

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse beans and set aside.
  • Saute onions and garlic until transparent.
  • Add beans to onions and garlic and add in remaining ingredients.
  • Turn down to low and simmer for about 45 min.
  • Serve hot and store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  These can also be frozen and thawed later for a quick side dish!
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Hello! I'm Katie. I'm here to share my easy plant-based and vegan recipes with you. I want to show you that eating a plant-based diet and reaching and maintaining your optimal health does not have to be complicated or expensive.

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