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Homemade Baked Beans

Published Sunday, 02 March, 2014 by Ellen




  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • half a carrot, chopped
  • 2 tins cannellini beans/red kidney beans/chickpeas/4 bean mix (they all work well, but i prefer cannellini)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • green split peas (optional)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 teaspoons whole cummin seeds
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil/mint/parsley/corriander (whatever you have or like)


In a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in some oil. Chuck in the carrot and cook for a couple of minutes. When cooked add the tinned tomatoes, beans and green split peas. Chuck in the vegetable stock cube and some salt and pepper. Let this simmer for a while on a low heat, stirring occasionally, as the split peas take a while to cook. Once this is done, you can mix up the recipe i have written, you can add whatever herbs or spices you like or have. You could add a chili, peas or some corn kernels too. I'm not normally a fan of mixed herbs as it is quite strong, but 2 teaspoons of mixed herbs do go well in this.

this will last 2 or 3 meals for one person. I make this, eat some, then freeze the leftovers. It freezes very well.