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English Baked Beans on Toast

English Baked Beans On Toast

English Baked Beans On Toast

Tinned baked beans are full of sugar and salt. Once you’ve tried this recipe, you won’t buy tinned beans ever again!

Serves: 8 cups




  • 2 cups finely chopped carrot
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 × 400g tins diced tomatoes
  • 5 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • ½ tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornflour + dash water
  • 500mL water
  • 9 cups cooked navy beans (see note)
  • 2 tsp salt
  1. Heat saucepan over medium heat and add carrots and celery, stirring. Turn heat to very low, add garlic and stir. Cover and cook until very soft, about 20–25 mins.
  2. Remove lid, add tomatoes, tomato sauce, coconut sugar and Worcestershire sauce and stir. Simmer for 5 mins, then purée in blender until smooth and pour back into pan.
  3. Mix cornflour with a little water, and add to tomato mix.
  4. Add 500mL of water and stir until sauce boils and thickens. Add beans and simmer for 15 mins, then add salt and stir.
  5. Serve immediately or store in fridge or freezer.
  6. Note: Navy beans are also called white beans; buy them dried, then soak overnight and cook. For this recipe you can replace them with tinned cannellini beans.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.