Sunday Brunch at home

Homemade baked beans

Homemade Baked Beans – Sunday Brunch

It’s no secret that I am a fan of Sunday brunch.. or brunch on any day for that matter. I do enjoy brunching out but sometimes the food can be dissappointing/expensive, the queues too long and you get rushed out before you could order a second mimosa coffee. Welcome to another Sunday Brunch recipe, made at home for you to enjoy. 

A few months ago I posted a picture of some home made baked beans on Instagram. I asked who wanted the recipe and the response from everyone was really positive, and I promised to share the recipe. Fast forward two months (sorry!) and it’s bean time. I just wanted to tease you all (I actually forgot).

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I enjoyed these badboy beans on a slow, rainy Sunday morning (bliss..). Most of the morning was dedicated to cooking breakfast, drinking too much pourover coffee and the ridiculous singing and dancing that followed. Sorry Jackson. 

These beans are better than your usual tinned supermarket variety beans for numerous reasons. The rich tomato sauce and fresh herbs means they are tastier, fancier, cheap as chips (about $2.10 to serve 2!) and as usual, homemade is best. In saying all that, I don’t think I could ever re-create tinned spaghetti. That shiz is delicious.
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They are also super versatile – as you can tell by the photo, these were begging for a fried egg to join them in holy beantrimony, but alas, the egg left them at the altar 🙁 . Next week, I’ll be interviewing the egg to hear their side of the story.

I accidentally ate all the eggs.

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This humble breakfast of beans on toast is a nice twist on a classic (and lots healthier, too!). That stunning bread you can see is indeed, the famous life changing loaf which is a GF nut and seed loaf. It’s the best sliced bread since.. well sliced bread. You can find the recipe here

It’s so simple and quick to make and I will bet you have all the ingredients sitting there in your pantry, just waiting to be slathered on some buttery sourdough. 

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What must you always have with your baked beans?

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Homemade baked beans
Serves 2
A simple and delicious brunch option - rich homemade baked beans served on a GF nut and seed loaf.
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  1. 1 x 400g tin beans (such as haricot, butter, borlotti or cannellini)
  2. 1 x 400g tin dices tomatoes
  3. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  4. 1 onion, finely chopped
  5. 1 garlic clove, crushed finely
  6. 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  7. 1 tablespoon soy sauce (Worcestershire if you aren't vegetarian)
  8. 1 teaspoon freshly chopped oregano
  9. salt and pepper
  10. crusty toast to serve
  11. parmesan (if desired)
  1. Drain and rinse beans and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat oil and cook onion and garlic for 3 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add tomatoes, soy sauce sauce and mustard.
  3. Once tomato sauce is simmering, add the beans and stir to combine.
  4. Add the chopped oregano, salt, pepper and a sprinkle of sugar if you wish and let simmer for 10-15 minutes until the beans thicken.
  5. Serve on a crusty piece of buttery toast and enjoy
  1. Top with a fried egg if you wish or a sprinkle of parmesan
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  • Reply vegeTARAian March 21, 2015 at 10:52 am

    What a clever fox you are, these sound fabulous! My Ma makes her own beans and they’re glorious – I bet your lovely version would give her a good run for her money!

    • Reply Bec March 25, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      I dunno.. Ma’s have their ways! Grab the recipe off her I would love to see what she does different?! x

  • Reply Alexandra March 16, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Looks awesome! Beans + fried egg = peasant food heaven.
    I would also recommend adding a tablespoon of molasses to this recipe. It adds really good depth 🙂

    • Reply Bec March 17, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Oh yum, I will give it a go next time 🙂 Yes I made these for breakfast last saturday and all I needed was beans and diced tomato – $1.60!

  • Reply Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ March 9, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Never made baked beans. I wanna try this recipe. I once baked the life changing loaf, instead. I’m not a fan (so difficult to chew!). Great pictures!

    • Reply Bec March 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      You do need to have something liquidy (is that w word) with it to eat – I always top mine with condiments. The homemade baked beans, however, are the best!

  • Reply Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers March 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    I love baked beans for brunch (lunch or dinner too!) – am going to give your recipe a whirl. Your photo’s are gorgeous too.

    • Reply Bec March 9, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Vicki.. they are indeed the most simplest of lunches! Let me know how you go 🙂

  • Reply Morgan March 7, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I just made these for lunch .. oh oh oh soo good! I had all the ingredients except for the oregano but just substituted it for thyme and added some chilli.
    Dad loves baked beans and had these for lunch too and he has declared I need to make these for him every time he wants baked beans! Amazing 🙂

    • Reply Bec March 9, 2015 at 10:37 am

      This is wonderful news!!!!!!!! They are so simple and deeeelish and I was then againiamo x

  • Reply Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages March 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Am going to see if I can convince hubby to whip this up for Sunday brunch tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!

    • Reply Bec March 9, 2015 at 10:45 am


  • Reply Maxabella March 6, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I grew up eating my Dad’s “campfire beans” and home cooked beans have always had a place in my heart. These would be perfect Sunday night fare at our place. x

    • Reply Bec March 9, 2015 at 10:40 am

      They sound just amazing and the pefect Sunday night dinner topped on toast!

  • Reply Lucy @ Bake Play Smile March 6, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Is that your life changing bread I spot too!? Yum! Gosh I love homemade baked beans… they’re the best! Only problem is that once you’ve had them you can never go back to the tinned variety! Thanks for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party. xx PS – how gorgeous is your milk container!

    • Reply Bec March 9, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Yes the loaf is always around, baking 2 more today! It’s the best. I also love that little milk container, I have a matching sugar one too. Do you always get foodie gifts?

  • Reply Danielle L March 5, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I don’t go out for brunch often enough as my two little two boys are not so keen on sitting still and relaxing over a long breakfast, so when I get out do I hate it when I order something I could make cheaper and better at home! Your baked beans look great, my boys love the tinned ones but these are so much better. And you are right about the tinned spaghetti, what is in that tin? Actually maybe I don’t want to know!

    • Reply Bec March 9, 2015 at 10:38 am

      I know that feeling! I am choosing not to ever know what is in the tinned spaghetti, it’s a favourite of mine.

  • Reply Moni | Thoughts Of A Moni March 4, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I don’t have any oregano in the garden at the moment, but I wonder if any (or all!) of basil, thyme, lemon thyme or parsley would work?! It might be an experiment to conduct on Monday since it’s a public holiday!

    • Reply Bec March 4, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      I think lemonthyme or basil would be a delicious addition, and topped with freshly chopped parsley!

  • Reply Jess March 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    ooooo yum, these looks great! Although I’ll admit, I love canned baked beans…

  • Reply Nicole - Champagne and Chips March 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    This looks delicious Bec. I am an enormous fan of barbecue sauce with baked beans- I’m sure that’s not healthy.

  • Reply Pearl - Pretty Mayhem March 3, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I should probably admit to the fact that I’ve never tried baked beans before. Shameful I know, but being from France I didn’t really know about baked beans until I moved down under and the canned stuff never really appealed to me. Your homemade version on the other hand looks super delicious so I think you’ve convinced me to finally give them a try! 🙂

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid March 3, 2015 at 7:24 am

    We love homemade baked beans so much that we sometimes have them for brinner (you know, when you have breakfast for dinner!) We spice ours up with paprika but I might have to give your soy sauce and mustard version a whirl! Once you eat homemade beans, you can’t go back to the can!

  • Reply Rebecca@Figs and Pigs March 3, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Looks like the perfect brunch I always mean to make my own baked beans. I think I always need cheese on my beans.

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