Vegetarian Baked Beans with Vegetables

This is a great alternative to 'traditional' baked beans, in that it has a heavy load of vegetables and no meat. Of course, you can use real bacon, if you're not vegetarian. Mashing up some of the beans and returning them to the mix will help keep the beans from being too watery when finished. Serve with sour cream, if you like.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 2 small carrots, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • salt to taste

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • ½ cup barbeque sauce

  • ½ cup mild molasses

  • ½ cup imitation bacon bits

  • ¼ cup rum (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons dill

  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans white beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, bell pepper, and garlic. Sprinkle lightly with salt and saute until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, barbeque sauce, molasses, bacon bits, rum, dill, and mustard and stir to combine. Reduce heat and simmer sauce 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  3. Pour 1/4 cup beans into a bowl and mash. Pour remaining beans into a casserole dish. Mix mashed beans into the saucepan with the sauce and pour mixture over beans in the casserole dish. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours. Uncover and bake 30 minutes more. Let cool for 20 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use dry beans you cook yourself, if you wish. I like using canned beans, because it saves a lot of time and makes things easier. You won't be able to tell the difference in this dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
7g Fat
71g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 29mg 146%
Calcium 253mg 19%
Iron 9mg 52%
Potassium 1437mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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