Baked Beans
Photo by The Veg Life


  • 1 15 oz. Can of Pinto Beans with liquid
  • 1 Tbl Water
  • 1/2 Tbl Cornstarch
  • 1/4 C vegan Ketchup
  • 1/4 C vegan Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbl White Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Onion minced
  • 1 tsp Bacos plus more for garnishor other vegan bacon-flavored bits, optional
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • Dash of Pepper
  • Dash of Garlic Powder
  • Parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pour the entire contents of one 15 oz. can of pinto beans with its juices into a covered baking dish.
  • Combine water with the cornstarch in a small bowl and stir until dissolved. Stir this mixture into the beans.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients to this mixture and stir until well incorporated.
  • Cover the dish and bake for 90 minutes (yes, 90 minutes) stirring at least every 30 minutes. It will reduce and thicken substantially.
  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes after removing from the oven prior to serving.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled. Makes about four 1/2 Cup servings.

Recipe by The Veg Life.