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Saucy Beans on Garlic Toast

10 min



Navy beans, in the Netherlands go by the descriptive name of "witte bonen" (white beans). They are also known as haricot or Boston beans and are a fantastic base for bold flavours. Inspired by Britain's classic beans on toast recipes, we've added a spicy kick to the usual baked beans. Making the toast into buttery garlic bread adds a burst of flavour to this simple, quick meal.



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Garlic toast

  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 2
    slices rustic bread

Saucy beans


  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    unsweetened soy Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp (19 g)
    pickled jalapeños , sliced


  1. Add the garlic and oil to a small bowl. Stir.
  2. Use a silicone pastry brush to brush the garlic oil onto both sides of the bread. Transfer the bread to a large pan on medium heat and allow to toast until lightly golden on both sides.
  3. To a small pan on medium heat, add the beans, tomato paste, water, bouillon, chipotle, maple syrup, cumin, and onion powder. Cook for 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  4. Spoon the beans over the garlic toast and serve with a dollop of yogurt and some pickled jalapeño if desired. Enjoy!


  • This recipe is best enjoyed immediately.
  • The saucy beans can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Grains & Starches 59%

slice rustic bread

Proteins 33%

cooked navy beans

unsweetened soy Greek-style yogurt

Fruits & Veggies 8%

clove garlic

tomato paste

pickled jalapeño


unsweetened soy Greek-style yogurt


olive oil

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Roni - Nov. 6, 2022, 12:18 p.m.

Wow that flavor!! I never thought beans on toast could be so exciting! It was the perfect weekend brunch :D

PUL Team - Nov. 6, 2022, 6:37 p.m.

Woop woop! It means so much, Roni 😊

Kathryn - Nov. 3, 2022, 12:41 p.m.

These are so good. I will definitely be making these a part of my meal plan rotation for sure. A great cozy Fall and Winter addition.

PUL Team - Nov. 3, 2022, 6:37 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Kathryn, thank you 🤗

Claudia - Nov. 1, 2022, 10:26 a.m.

I am more of a sweet breakfast person but when Sadia mentioned she sometimes has this for dinner, I figured why not try it? I've made it a few times now for lunch or dinner (with some avocado as suggested to bulk it up a bit) and it's delicious! It's definitely worth it to make the tomato sauce from scratch rather than buying beans in tomato sauce, it doesn't take much time and totally elevates the dish, plus you can customize it to your own liking when adding the spices. I haven't tried it with pickled jalapeños yet, but will try it next time because it sounds like a great addition!

PUL Team - Nov. 2, 2022, 4:38 a.m.

Aww we appreciate it so much, Claudia! We think you'll love it with pickled jalapeños 😃

Olivia - Oct. 16, 2022, 1:51 p.m.

Just made this for a weekend breakfast and it was WONDERFUL! Had it with some avo and it was delish!

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Aw we're so happy it was enjoyed, Olivia!

Amber - Oct. 8, 2022, 1:57 p.m.

I love pick up limes and have been following you for years! Keep up the good work!

PUL Team - Oct. 9, 2022, 10:42 p.m.

Thanks so very much, Amber! 🤗

Charlotte - Sept. 29, 2022, 5:13 p.m.

What a delightful upgrade to the classic beans on toast that I've known since childhood! I especially oved the chipotle flavours and addition of the creamy yogurt on top! 🤌🏻 I used cannellini beans as I was unable to find navy beans and they were great.

PUL Team - Oct. 1, 2022, 8:12 a.m.

Thank you for the glowing feedback, Charlotte! It's so appreciated 😃

Cameron - Sept. 26, 2022, 12:19 p.m.

Good call on the pickled jalapenos - it was already the most flavorful baked bean recipe but that just took it over the top 👌 thanks for the recipe, PUL!

PUL Team - Sept. 28, 2022, 7:02 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Cameron, thank you!

Rebecca - Sept. 24, 2022, 4:58 a.m.

Oh, this was a delightful recipe! I'm continually learning in the kitchen, and I'm eager to share what's worked for me. I made it about 80% to the written recipe based on what was in my fridge/pantry, so here are my tweaks in case someone else in the same situation - I did not have any spicy sauce, so I used about 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, 3/4 teaspoon regular paprika, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne. I bloomed all the spices in a bit of olive oil before adding the tomato paste, which I cooked down til it got darker. Maybe 3 minutes?
I had these weird tasting whole grain pita pockets that came frozen (Ezekiel brand, if anyone's curious), toasted those in the garlic olive oil til they got almost crunchy and they got significantly better tasting.
The pickled jalapenos add so much! Didn't have a jar of them, but I did have a regular pepper from the farmer's market hanging out in the crisper. I cut it up, boiled maybe half a cup to 3/4 cup (depends on the size of your container) of distilled white vinegar with 2 teaspoons sugar and a teaspoon of salt, and poured it over the pepper in a glass bowl. By the time the beans were done, my pepper was done pickling. (I'm a slow cook, lol)
If you have time, let the beans simmer on low for 20ish or more minutes so the flavors have more time to soak into the beans. Add maybe half a cup of extra water so the beans don't stick to the bottom (remember to stir!) Also, taste for salt and pepper.
I will absolutely be making these again! <3

PUL Team - Sept. 24, 2022, 5:43 a.m.

Aw, Rebecca, you're the best! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the recipe - it's so appreciated. Love continually learning in the kitchen 😃

Alisha - Sept. 20, 2022, 4:47 a.m.

Super delicious and easy to make :)

Ju - Sept. 19, 2022, 2:38 p.m.

Easy to make en very delicious!! I made it with some slices avocado.

PUL Team - Sept. 19, 2022, 6:34 p.m.

A lovely idea, Ju! 🥑

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AJ - Sept. 18, 2022, 8:21 p.m.

I've always struggled with eating breakfast on a regular basis, but I can definitely see myself making this quite often. Really easy. Really yummy even with some ingredient substitutions.

PUL Team - Sept. 19, 2022, 4:46 a.m.

We're so thrilled to hear, AJ, thank you!

Em - Sept. 18, 2022, 5:10 p.m.

Love this savory breakfast. Didn’t have canned chipotle so used a bit of chipotle hot sauce instead. So yummy!

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2022, 5:21 p.m.

A lovely idea, Em, so glad it was enjoyed 😃

Maya - Sept. 18, 2022, 6:41 a.m.

So delicious and easy to make! I used cannelloni beans and bullion paste as that was what I had on hand and it was still very yummy. For my personal preference I would recommend adding a bit less tomato paste.

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2022, 4:38 p.m.

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with it, Maya!

Nicole - Sept. 17, 2022, 11:46 a.m.

Had this for lunch today and it was sooo tasty!! Love how quickly it came together and I absolutely love garlic toast! I already know this is going to become a regular :D

PUL Team - Sept. 17, 2022, 10:51 p.m.

Thank you, Nicole, it means so much!

Ty - Sept. 16, 2022, 4:10 p.m.

Had it with avocado - amazing!!!

PUL Team - Sept. 17, 2022, 8:26 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Ty 😃

Samantha - Sept. 16, 2022, 2:40 p.m.

My word... this is so much better than the store-bought baked beans. So much flavour in these! And on garlic toast? Genius.

PUL Team - Sept. 17, 2022, 8:25 a.m.

So happy to hear, Samantha, thank you!