Small Batch Stovetop Baked Beans

Small batch stovetop baked beans that take just 10 minutes to make! High in fibre and protein, this is a healthy and easy dinner for two.

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I’m starting to get that itch to buy a house. Figures I would want to buy a house now, when the housing market is absolutely redonkulous. Seriously, I was on a bike ride in my hometown Burlington (we want to move back there eventually), and an average-looking bungalow was going for a million dollars. A freaking million! We’re doomed.

Luckily we’re not planning on moving back to Burlington quite yet, so buying a house is on hold for now. But man, could we ever use the extra space. And by “we” I mostly mean “me”. My side of the closet? Stuffed full. My cookbook shelf? Overflowing. Our freezer? Jam packed.

Small batch stovetop baked beans that take just 10 minutes to make! High in fibre and protein, this is a healthy and easy dinner for two.

So when I was craving baked beans last month (whoops, it’s taken me a while to get around to posting this), I didn’t want to make my standard recipe because the leftovers wouldn’t even fit in our freezer right now. But I also didn’t want to turn on the oven for 3 hours to just make a small batch. Enter my idea to make small batch stovetop baked beans that is the perfect size to serve just two people. And better yet, you can make it in just 10 minutes!

So until we get a house with room for a deep freezer (and a Wolf gas range, two ovens, and while we’re at it, a walk-in closet too), I’ll be enjoying these easy small batch stovetop baked beans without having to worry about storing leftovers.

Small batch stovetop baked beans that take just 10 minutes to make! High in fibre and protein, this is a healthy and easy dinner for two.

Small Batch Stovetop Baked Beans
 
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Small batch stovetop baked beans that take just 10 minutes to make! Serve on their own with a salad and crusty roll, or stuff into a sweet potato for an easy meal.
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Yield: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • ¼ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce*
  • ½ tsp maple syrup
  • 15 oz can navy beans (no salt added), drained and rinsed
  • ⅛ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. In a small pot combine the tomato sauce, molasses, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and maple syrup.
  2. When the mixture starts bubbling, add the drained beans and reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring often for 5 minutes, or until thickened. Season with salt and add more to taste.
Notes
*Use vegan and/or gluten free Worcestershire sauce if needed

What are your favourite small batch recipes? What’s on your dream house wishlist? 

Small batch stovetop baked beans that take just 10 minutes to make! High in fibre and protein, this is a healthy and easy dinner for two.

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7 Responses to Small Batch Stovetop Baked Beans

  1. I love baked beans, I’ve never made them on the stove top before only in the slow cooker. Now I’m craving a sweet potato filled with bake beans, looks delicious.

  2. Oh I love this! Cooking for one can be a challenge especially with all the leftovers. I love baked beans and how easy this recipe is.

  3. I was going to say the only problem with this recipe is that it’s small batch. I understand your conundrum though. Small batch it is; quite tasty looking too.

  4. We’re at the same point where we want to buy a house soon. And of course the market is insane everywhere, UGH. Hopefully it will taper off in the next year so that we can actually afford to buy!

    These baked beans look amazing and I love the idea to stuff them in a sweet potato. Talk about major comfort food!

  5. You’ve sparked a massive craving and what I love is that it’s small batch- This is where the convenience factor of the canned stuff comes into play :D

    Don’t get me started on house talk- That is all my friends back in Australia talk about- That, marriage, mortgages and blergh.

  6. Love this post for 2 reasons:

    1) The recipe is for a small batch

    2) After eating it at brunch a few weeks ago, I have been craving baked beans. Sadly the canned varieties just don’t taste as good as they used to (or maybe my taste buds have just evolved ha) so I’ve been looking for a no-fuss recipe.

    Thanks Chelsea! Can’t wait to try this recipe out! When I had baked beans at brunch, they served it with some chorizo and the combination was fantastic.

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