Budget baked beans on toast recipe

These home baked beans have a lot more depth than a prepared tin – the advice is to make sure you cook the borlotti beans long enough in the sauce as they can be quite tough if not cooked properly. The recipe is a double portion of the beans that will be used in this non-carne chili recipe as part of one person’s budget vegan meal plan.

This recipe is part of a vegetarian meal plan for one person. In August 2022, this recipe cost an average of £1.15 when checking prices in four UK supermarkets. This recipe is designed to be combined with a low-cost storage cabinet.


  1. Put the oil and onion in a medium saucepan over low to medium heat. Gently fry the onions for 5 minutes with a pinch of salt, until softened. Add garlic, chili flakes, and paprika and cook for another minute until fragrant.

  2. Add the beans with the liquid from the can and the chopped tomatoes. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add ketchup, vinegar, yeast extract and season with salt and pepper. The sauce should be tangy and sweet, and the beans should be tender.

  3. When the beans are almost ready, toast the bread.

  4. Serve half of the beans on top of toast and sprinkle with nutritional yeast, if using. Keep the rest of the beans in a plastic container in the refrigerator to use in this chili recipe, or.