Homemade Baked Beans with Vegan Bacon – VeganMoFo Day 24

Today’s VeganMoFo prompt is about food to bring to a Pot Luck. Now I have never been to a pot luck, and I don’t even know if they’re a thing here in the UK, but from what I’ve seen, it’s a bit like a buffet only more hot food. People bring their own food and everyone helps themselves. Stews and casseroles seem to be a common thing. I wanted to inject a bit of a British flavour to it, so I made baked beans.

This may be a shocking turn of events, but I don’t actually like canned baked beans. I know, revoke my British citizenship (go for it, I don’t mind). But homemade ones are different. I added vegan bacon to these beans – I actually made my own using this recipe, which is my favourite, but shop bought vegan bacon also works well!

You could serve this as part of a breakfast, or on the side of a roast, or just like me have it on bagels. I’ll be honest, I think everything is better on bagels!

Baked Beans and Vegan Bacon


Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 packet of vegan bacon, diced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tin white kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • salt + pepper

Directions

  1. Begin by frying the onion and garlic in a little oil until translucent.
  2. Add the diced bacon, and fry for a few minutes more until starting to brown.
  3. Add the paprika, herbs, and tomato puree and stir through.
  4. Stir in the kidney beans, stock, and chopped tomatoes, and bring to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes until thickened. Season to taste!


 

3 thoughts on “Homemade Baked Beans with Vegan Bacon – VeganMoFo Day 24

  1. Gregory j Carter

    Are these more like the British baked beans or the USA baked beans? I think I prefer the British because they are more tomato-y and less sweet

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