Homemade Baked Beans on Wholegrain Toast

Wholesome homemade baked beans are surprisingly easy to make and really hit the spot when you want something simple but special.

  • Preparation time: Prepare 15 mins, plus overnight soaking
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes, plus overnight soaking 30 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 250g Waitrose Wholesome Pinto Beans
  • 200g unsmoked back bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Tate & Lyle Black Treacle
  • 2 x 400g cans Waitrose Chopped Tomatoes in Natural Juice
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 9 slices wholegrain bread, such as granary
  • Waitrose Olive Spread, for the toast
  • ½ x 20g pack fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped


  1. Begin the night before by soaking the beans in cold water. The following day, cook according to pack instructions, then drain well.
  2. Heat a large pan and add the bacon. Fry for 1 minute, then add the onion, celery and garlic and continue to fry for 4-5 minutes until the bacon is cooked and the onion has started to soften.
  3. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, black treacle and tomato purée. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the cooked beans. Return to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes. Toast the bread and spread with olive spread.
  4. Stir the chopped parsley into the beans, then spoon over the toast and serve immediately.