Brown Sugar Barbecue Baked Beans {Vegan}

A staple of nearly every backyard barbecue growing up was baked beans.  Now, if I’m being honest, I was a verrrrry picky eater as a child.  You couldn’t pay me to eat beans.  Well, now as an adult, of course times have changed.  These remind me of my grandmother.  She was always in charge of the baked bean casserole.  They were my grandfather’s favorite.  The recipe has evolved a bit since that time.

The smells coming out of the oven when baking this recipe are absolutely heavenly!  I’m not even kidding.  Heavenly!

I was going to hold off posting this, but I have another recipe coming up using these Brown Sugar Barbecue Baked Beans and they were so yummy, I simply couldn’t resist sharing with you 🙂

Brown Sugar Barbecue Baked Beans

Brown Sugar Barbecue Baked Beans

The hardest part about making this recipe is that they take nearly 90 minutes to bake (yes, you read that correctly).  But trust me, it’s worth it.

You’ll just have to wait for the companion recipe using these beans in a few days, but … {Spoiler Alert} … it involves grilled cheese!   🙂

***UPDATE***  The recipe is now up!  It’s our Vegan British Grilled Cheese with Baked Beans

Brown Sugar Barbecue Baked Beans

Brown Sugar Barbecue Baked Beans


Brown Sugar Barbecue Baked Beans {Vegan}
Serves: 4
  • 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 garnish (or 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour the entire contents of one 15 oz. can of pinto beans with its juices into a covered baking dish.
  3. Combine water with the cornstarch in a small bowl and stir until dissolved. Stir this mixture into the beans.
  4. Add all of the remaining ingredients to this mixture and stir until well incorporated.
  5. Cover the dish and bake for 90 minutes (yes, 90 minutes) stirring at least every 30 minutes. It will reduce and thicken substantially.
  6. Let sit for 5-10 minutes after removing from the oven prior to serving.
  7. This recipe can easily be doubled. Makes about four 1/2 Cup servings.

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