Vegan Baked Beans


There is no meat in this hearty side dish, just the great sweet and tangy flavors of delicious baked beans.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
10 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package dry navy beans

  • 6 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped sweet onions

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Place beans and water in a large pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender. Drain, and transfer to a large casserole dish.

  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, and cook until tender. Mix in garlic, and cook until golden brown. Mix onions and garlic into casserole dish with the beans. Stir in the tomato sauce. Mix in brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, bay leaves, mustard, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

  4. Cover and bake 3 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, stirring frequently and adding water if necessary. Remove cover, and continue baking 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
4g Fat
47g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 480mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 880mg 19%

* 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.