BAKED BEANS – PRESSURE COOKER METHOD



I had my first try with baked beans at a nearby Peruvian restaurant. This was served with rice, salad, and roasted chicken. The one I had was a little bit spicy and tasted good when mixed with rice. I have been searching for baked beans recipes online and in TV ever since. There are so many versions available for this. The main idea of baked beans is to slow cook the beans with all the spices either in oven or slow cooker or on stove top for about an hour or two, so that the beans build up all the added flavors gradually. The only ingredient that was common in every baked bean recipe was molasses or brown sugar. I came out with my version here using tomato paste instead of ketchup and Xagave instead of molasses. I even added some chili powder to balance the sweetness from the Xagave and I have cooked the beans in a pressure cooker. Pressure cooker also concentrates all the flavors of the beans and we had this as a light dinner along with some baked baguette slices.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Any dried beans like fava beans, navy beans or white beans washed and soaked overnight in water, 2 cups.
2. Onion, medium-size, 1.
3. Garlic, 3 cloves.
4. Tomato paste or tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons.(Ketchup adds even more sweetness to the dish with the Xagave).
5. Xagave, ¼ cup.
6. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon. (optional).
7. A mixture of dry herbs of choice, 1 teaspoon.
8. Salt and pepper as per taste.
9. Vegetable or chicken broth, 1 medium-size can.

PREPARATION:
Dice the onion and garlic finely and sauté them in a pan with a little bit of oil until the onions turn translucent. Add these and the rest of the ingredients to a pressure cooker or pressure pan and mix everything well. There should be just enough broth or water to cover everything. This gives nice thick baked beans; too much of liquids give the baked beans a soupy texture. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Once the pressure is released, garnish with chopped cilantro or any other herb and serve with rice, or any type of bread. (Note: I have crushed the beans a little bit with a spatula to give some texture to the beans.)

44 comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! baked beans in home,i have never tried,i always get the canned ones. Your baked beans with the bread on side,looks yummy,scrummy.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! baked beans in home,i have never tried,i always get the canned ones. Your baked beans with the bread on side,looks yummy,scrummy.

Asha said...

We love baked beans at home too, it's like Indian Rajma with milder taste! Looks yummy with crusty bread slices.

Pavithra said...

Wow yummy meal.. I really love the baked bean.. wonderful combo with bread and bouquettes

Vrinda said...

This is my fav...nice recipe Gita...

Pari said...

Perfect to go with toasted bread, perfect breakfast material.

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks so rich and creamy..Nice presentation

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Gita this looks very apetizing. Thanks for the recipe and beautiful picture :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Doing baked beans at home is really nice,looks good as well..thanks for sharing gita

Rachana Kothari said...

A delicious meal... looks fantastic!

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow baked beans..looks so yummy Gita..never tried at home..Thanks for the recipe dear.
Nice presentation.

Kairali sisters said...

Looks very rich Gita..Tempting recipe..must try this...

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Mrs.Menagasathia said...

interesting recipe. i love this recipe!!

PranisKitchen said...

really delicious one.slow cooking is always good taste really better.this pressure cooked beans good with bread or chapathi.very simple and easy recipe

Nithya said...

Wow.. Baked beans is really interesting :)

Nandini said...

Mmm! Must be aromatic too! Lovely and nice!

Priti said...

Nice recipe..looks yum..bookmarked it

Kiran said...

A very nice and healthy baked beans.
I tried your flaxseed peanut podi recipe and it came out very delicious.Thank you.

Nitha said...

looks yummy.. and sounds healthy too.. good recipe..

Suman Singh said...

baked beans looks perfect...with the bread toast on side sounds wholesome meal...yum!

divya said...

Wowwwww.. beautiful clicks.. looks soo tempting.. :)

Priya said...

Baked beans makes me hungry..Wat a nutritious dish Gita, would love with some bread slices..

Usha said...

Loved the idea of making baked beans from scratch, looks very inviting!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice one...looks yummy dear

SS said...

hey gita...baked beans make such a healthy snack..thanks for the recipe

SpicyTasty said...

WOW this sounds sooo yummy.. I have never tried baked beans. Gotta try it soon. Love your recipe.

PALATABLE said...

Never tried making my own baked bean, this is much healthier and yummy from the store bought ones....

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Yummy Team said...

Never tried baked beans..Thanks for sharing this easy method for that yummy baked beans, Gita..

Malar Gandhi said...

Like ur presentation, baked beans sounds new to me...however me too try to cook everything over low-heat or put them in an oven...for slow cooking, it infuses all the flavors, right.

kitchen queen said...

delicious and yummy baked beans.

R said...

cool! what a nice idea, looks yum!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love with the crusty bread...lovely pics...homemdea baked beans looks yum

Cham said...

Never tried at home, looks delicious with the toasted baguette!

Jagruti said...

kudos to you Gita, Baked beans in home..got to try out your version soon!

GayathriRaj said...

hey thats so quick and nice too....loved it a lot....baked beans is very healthy one too....i love it...thanku gita...

Geetha Achal said...

Baked beans is very tempting......Looks yummy...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks lovely dear. I love the color of it :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Yummy, baked beans, thanks 4 sharing this recipe with us

BeenaShylesh said...

yummy....I always do this methos i dont like canned one....

Ms.Chitchat said...

Nice recipe and a wholesome healthy meal.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Such a nice combo...Very nice recipe Gita

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Sridevi said...

Nice presenatation and healthy package.Loved your space.

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Viki's Kitchen said...

Baked beans look very flavorful, healthy and delicious Gita. Love the way you presented it along with the French bread.

SathyaSridhar said...

Gita,,,baked beans ithu varaikkum veetla seithathillai only used tinned one...super recipe healthy n protein packed one dear..today am gonna try the tandoori chicken..