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4.34 from 3 votes

Boston Baked Beans

Homemade vegan baked beans with even more sweet and tangy flavor than traditional baked bean recipes!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 45 mins
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Kristin


  • 2 cups navy beans (soak them in water overnight and then rinse thoroughly)
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion


  • Place the beans in a pot over medium-high heat and cover them with about an inch of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the beans are tender, about an hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
  • Combine the molasses, salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and liquid smoke in a pot, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Drain the beans and place in a casserole dish with the onion. Pour the molasses mixture over the beans and then add water so that the beans are just covered with liquid.
  • Cover the casserole dish and bake about 3 - 3 1/2 hours, checking periodically to make sure the beans aren't drying out.
  • If the liquid isn't quite thick enough, remove the cover and bake for another 15 minutes


Recipe slightly adapted from Vegan Beans from Around the World


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1.7mg