Boston Beans Recipe

Give baked beans an all-American twist with this Boston Beans Recipe. Perfect for dipping crusty bread into or as a winning side dish at a barbecue.

5 Minutes 40 Minutes Easy Serves 2 to 4

Image: Quadrille Publishing


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dries mixed herbs
  • 400g (14oz) canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp black treacle (blackstrap molasses)
  • 400g (14oz) canned haricot beans, drained and rinsed
  • Generous pinch of black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  • Heat the oil in an ovenproof pan over a medium heat, add the onion and cook for 8-10 minutes until onion has caramelized, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking. Add the herbs and cook for a further minute,
  • Stir in the chopped tomatoes and black treacle until combined with the onion, then pour in the beans. Stir again to combine and place the lid over the dish. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
Boston Beans Recipe

Recipe notes

Give baked beans an all-American twist! Caramelized onion and black treacle create a sweet and smoky sauce – perfect for dipping crusty bread into for a hearty lunch or on toasted sourdough for brunch. Alternatively, serve at a barbecue as a winning side dish.

Sprinkle with some extra dried mixed herds or chopped thyme before serving, if you like.

This recipe is suitable for freezing.



Five Ingredient Vegan by Katy Beskow

About this recipe

This Boston Beans Recipe is by Katy Beskow, author of “Five Ingredient Vegan” cookbook published by Quadrille Publishing.

Katy Beskow – the author of “15 Minute Vegan”, “Five Ingredient Vegan” cookbook showcases 100 simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. It’s perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike looking for effortless ways to introduce plant-based meals into their everyday cooking.

Katy is the expert on making easy meals for home cooks – even if you’re not confident in the kitchen or with vegan cooking. Using ingredients available from your local supermarket and with a list of larder essentials, you’ll have everything you need to fill food with taste and texture.

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