Home made baked beans
  1. Wash, peel and dice the onion, capsicum, carrot and celery.
  2. Crush the garlic.
  3. Drain the beans.
  4. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat, add the chopped onion and sauté until the onion becomes soft and translucent.
  5. Add the celery and capsicum and continue to sauté until the capsicum begins to soften, this should take around 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes more.
  7. Add the tomato paste and paprika and continue to stir over a medium heat for 1-2 minutes more.
  8. Add the all the remaining ingredients turn up the heat to bring the mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer, add a little water if the beans look too dry. Place the lid on and reduce to a simmer. Continue to simmer for around 15 minutes, the beans will be ready when the vegetables are soft.
  9. Serve with hot toast.
Recipe Notes


  • Bake some whole potatoes with their skin still on in a 180˚C oven for ~ 60 minutes or until cooked through. Split the baked potato by cutting a cross shape through the top. Spoon the baked bean on top of the potato and serve with a green salad for a healthy, economical and tasty lunch or dinner.
  • At home a large amount of homemade baked beans can be made and frozen for a quick healthy meal later.
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