PP: Vegetarian Molasses Baked Beans

Chef:  Jessica Meyers Altman
Makes:  8-10 Servings
Prep Time:  5 Minutes
Cook Time:  1 Hour 15 minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 20 minutes





  • 5 c of cooked pinto or kidney beans (we used a combo, 4 c kidney and 1½ c of pinto, because that's what we had)-equals about 3 cans of beans, since we made our own, we threw in the extras
  • ¾ c of prepared tomato sauce  (be sure to check the label so you know you're getting quality ingredients, without oil and that they're plant-based)
  • ½ c of mustard
  • ⅓ c molasses
  • 1 c of chopped onion (we used a red onion)
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar, we use Bragg's Raw Vinegar
  • ¾ t liquid smoke (or smoked paprika)



  1. Preheat oven to 375  degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Pour into a baking dish, the one I used was about an 8 x 10 oval.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for about an hour, or until the mixture is nice and bubbling (really, it's hard to overcook them)
  5. Take the cover off, and let brown up, about another 15 minutes.


  1. These beans are even better the next day, and are awesome cold too! 
  2. Utilize these beans as a great side.

Jessica Meyers Altman
Associate Professor of Whole Food Nutrition & Living
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