Homemade Baked Beans with Potato Wedges

Baked beans and potatoes, such a classic British meal. I’ve (shock, horror) never been a fan of the canned stuff but homemade ones can be lovely. This recipe came from a really old copy of either BBC Good Food or BBC Vegetarian magazine, from a long time ago at least. I’ve adapted it quite a bit because the original recipe called for veggie bacon and all sorts that I never have on hand.

I make the potatoes spiced with a bit of paprika, cumin, and garam masala which may not be traditional but gives them a lovely taste! They come out crispy and with a hint of spice to them which is really nice.

I didn’t take many photos of this meal as it was getting dark and I couldn’t find anything pretty to take photos of! Our kitchen has a few lights that don’t work and it’s perpetually in a sort of dusk state…which isn’t that great when you’re looking to snap your food. But take my word for it, it is tasty.

Homemade Baked Beans & Potato Wedges


    For the Wedges
  • 350g potatoes, cut into wedges.
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp smoky paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • For the Beans

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp smoky paprika
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 1 can white beans
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F)
  2. In your roasting tin, mix the potato spices and oil to form a paste.
  3. Add the potatoes into the tin, mixing with your hands to make sure they are well coated in the spice mix.
  4. Bake the potatoes in the oven for 30 minutes, or until crisp.
  5. Meanwhile, fry the onion and garlic in a pan until softened.
  6. Stir through the paprika, mixed herbs, sugar, cider vinegar, tomato puree, and seasoning.
  7. Mix in the can of tomatoes and vegetable stock, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Add the drained beans and continue to simmer until the sauce thickens and the potatoes in the oven are cooked.
  9. Serve the beans with the potatoes and enjoy!


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