Baked Beans


Our first encounter with Baked beans was during our stay in Maldives. Till then we had only heard of them as an American breakfast. I fell in love with them instantly. Since then I have been wanting to try them at home.

The other day as we walked down the regular food store, my eyes fell on these Lima beans. I immediately picked them, not thinking once how I would go about with the recipe. It's only after a couple of researches online, I zeroed to making this for our breakfast.

Baked Beans


1 cup Lima Beans
1 tsp butter
1 tsp Molasses/brown sugar
3 tbsp Tomato ketchup
1 cup water
Freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste


Wash and soak the beans overnight or for about 8 hours. Drain the water and pressure cook the beans in boiling water for 3 whistles. In a pan, saute butter and add the cooked beans. Mix 1 cup reserved liquid from cooked beans, molasses/brown sugar, tomato ketchup and salt. Pour over beans and mix well. Cover and cook on simmer for 15 minutes. Season with pepper. Serve hot with bread toast and a blob of butter.


  1. What is the substitute of Lima beans..we don't get in small towns...please help...thank you..

    1. Hi Ankita, look out for Butter beans. You can use them instead of Lima beans. Butter beans are commonly available and I have seen them in Food World.