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Baked Beans with Spinach and Mushroom

Baked Beans with Spinach and Mushroom

We love our comfort food so very much, especially during the colder months of the year. And what's more comforting than a big bowl of delicious Baked beans? But we are staying yaw from the canned stuff and making our own from scratch. 

As much as we love a plain bowl of flavourful baked beans, you all know I love to sneak veggies wherever I can in the recipes I create. This is no exception so today, we are not only making vegan baked beans, we are making a whole meal that will keep your belly happy for a good while. 

Also, whenever I can I like making recipes that are a complete meal. I've found that this really simplifies your life in ways you would only imagine. It saves you a load of time when you are making the food when it's time to clean up, and it saves you the hassle of trying to come up with different dishes to cover all your needs. 

Baked Beans with Spinach and Mushroom ingredients

I used to make baked beans and serve them as it is, maybe a slice of bread or a tortilla on the side. It always felt like I needed something extra, so there I was trying to put together a salad or some sort of roasted veggies to finish off the meal.

Since the goal here at vegan.io is to make your vegan life easier in whatever way we can I added a couple of other things to the mix. And while we are at it, we are making a bowl of super healthy baked beans without trying all that hard.

There are many benefits to this dish, one of them is that it pairs up really nicely with all sorts of different veggies. It wasn't too hard to sneak in a couple of veggies and still keep things simple.

chopped tomato and mushroom

I choose two veggies that are found in most corners of the world and reasonably priced, mushrooms, and spinach. So, if you are looking to cook up a feast for a bunch of people without breaking the bank or simply feeding the family in a really easy healthy way, this recipe is for you. 

We have a lot of flavours in the beans already, so we don't need much to season the veggies. I simply sauté a little bit of garlic in olive oil until fragrant. Then, I added the sliced mushrooms and the spinach and seasoned them with salt and pepper. So easy! 

I love making these vegan baked beans because it's such an easy and quick recipe. You only need a handful of ingredients but all you have to do is pretty much dump everything in a pot and let it all simmer for about 15 minutes. Your biggest effort will be to stir the beans every once in a while so it all cooks evenly. 

Serve these delicious and healthy baked beans in a bowl, add the veggies, and have some slices of toasted whole-grain bread on the table. You now have an incredibly comforting and delicious homemade meal! 

Baked Beans with Spinach and Mushroom close up

Ingredients
9
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4
Allergens: Gluten, Mushrooms, Soy, Tomatoes

Ingredients

For the baked beans

  • 524 g butter beans (rinsed)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 medium tomato (chopped)
  • 111 g vegetable broth

For the vegetables

  • 2 dashes black pepper (ground)
  • 454 g button mushroom (sliced)
  • 624 g frozen spinach
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt

For the bread

  • 4 slices whole grain bread (optional: toasted) (optional)

Directions

  1. For the baked beans use a pot and heat up the oil, saute the onion for 3-5 minutes until translucent.
  2. Add the rest of the baked bean ingredients and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, stir occasionally.
  3. To prepare the vegetables heat up the oil in a skillet, add the garlic for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add the mushrooms and stir fry until slightly brown on high heat for about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add the spinach and stir it a little bit until heated up properly.
  6. Adjust taste and serve the baked beans with vegetables and a slice of bread, enjoy!

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