From Boston to Budapest : Baked Beans

Baked beans de-luxe (without ANY fat!) Spicy and delicious with all the elements of the canned baked beans that we all love. This is a good dish to have in your refrigerator. You can even freeze some, if you like. I promise you will never buy a can of baked beans again, once you make this recipe! 



  1. Dry white beans – 3 cups (soaked overnight)
  2. Onion – 1 large. or 2 small ones
  3. Tomato purée – 1 cup
  4. Brown sugar – 1/2 cup
  5. Ground pepper – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Paprika – 1/2 tsp.
  7. Salt to taste


  1. Chop the onion finely.
  2. Boil the beans in a big heavy pot, covering the beans with water by at least one inch.
  3. When they are soft, add all the other ingredients. Do not add salt or sugar before the beans are fully cooked, as this will harden them.
  4. Let everything cook together for another 20 minutes.Taste and add any other ingredients, like salt, pepper or sugar.
  5. Serve with toasted bread, lavishly buttered.