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Easy Peasy Baked Beans

This is an extremely easy recipe for home made baked beans. You can use chopped up bacon if you like but I preferred using the leftovers from the gammon joint we had the night before. The molasses and barbeque sauce really give these beans a wonderful rich flavour.

They are filling, healthy and delicious. Once you’ve tried these home made beans you won’t want to go back to the tinned ones.

Luna Raye’s Easy Peasy Baked Beans


1 Spanish onion

Drizzle of Olive Oil

1 orange or yellow pepper chopped

2 cans Cannellini Beans

4 tablespoons molasses

2 tablespoons soft brown sugar

4 tablespoons barbecue sauce (make sure to taste as you add it as you may want less or more) – I used a honey smoked sauce for extra flavour

1/2 cup left over gammon joint chopped into bite sized chunks

1 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

Freshly ground black pepper


Saute the chopped onion and bell pepper in olive oil until just softened

Add the gammon and beans. Gently mix.

Gradually add the molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and barbeque sauce.

Simmer for 20 – 30 minutes

Season with freshly ground pepper

Serves 4 to 6

Great on its own or with a baked potato.


Easy Peasy Baked Beans

Easy Peasy Baked Beans

2 Responses to “Easy Peasy Baked Beans”

  1. Great recipe for winter!But do you have to use exclusively Canellini beans or you can use other types as well?

  2. Luna says:

    This really is a delicious and very easy recipe. I don’t think you have to stcik with Canellini beans – I think butter beans or chick peas would also work well. Hmm maybe even kidney beans too. You’ve got me thinking about trying this with a selection of beans – why not? It would be like a hot version of a three bean salad. Ooh this is Kitchen Witchery at its best. Let me know if you try it.

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