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Cooking Baked Beans On A Stove

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You won’t require much time or equipment. Cooking baked beans on a stove is, thankfully, a fairly simple task. It requires only one ingredient---one can of baked beans---and a few select pieces of equipment. You will not have to go out of your way to buy any equipment, as the tools needed are supplies most will find they already own or have in their kitchen.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 Pot (Small)
  • 1 Spoon (Wooden)
  • 1 Can Opener (If Needed)


  • 1 Can of Baked Beans Make sure they’re vegan!


  • The first step requires you to collect all of the necessary ingredients and equipment. You will need to grab your can(s) of baked beans.
  • Depending on how much you wish to make, it can be a single can or multiple cans of baked beans. That is up to the individual and will not affect the instructions given (albeit it may take longer for the beans to cook if it is a larger amount).
  • Set aside equipment to prepare to cook your can of baked beans.
  • Place your small pot on the burner of your choice on the stovetop. Make sure the handle is facing away so that you do not accidentally bump the handle and knock over the pot. This can save you from getting any burns or spilling your hot baked beans. Turn the burner on, setting it to low. It is possible to set the burner to a higher temperature, to a low-medium, but be precautious and check your beans so that you do not burn them.
  • Using the can opener open the canned beans. Occasionally, the baked bean cans have lids that do not require a can opener, making them easier to open. Once the can of baked beans is open, dump the content into the warm pot. Rinse and recycle can.
  • It can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes for the baked beans to warm (this also depends on the temperature the burner is set to). Make sure to stir occasionally with a wooden spoon (so as not to scrape the pot) to prevent the baked beans from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • Once baked beans have been heated to the desired temperature, turn off the burner. Take the pot off the burner. Using the wooden spoon, spoon contents into a heat-safe bowl or split into desired serving sizes. Enjoy!


Make sure that you do NOT put the can in the microwave. Cans are made using metal, which is dangerous to set in a microwave as it can burn or set on fire---in some cases, it can cause a small explosion! 
Dump the contents of the canned baked beans in a microwave-safe bowl. On the can, they place instructions for the duration of time the beans should be in the microwave. Most are set to 1-1 ½ minutes.
It is also important to note that you should cover the bowl of baked beans with a paper towel, parchment paper, or microwave cover, to prevent any spillage as the beans heat up. 
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