Healthy Baked Beans

Several years ago someone gave me a great baked beans recipe.  It had ketchup, brown sugar (lots of brown sugar), molasses, etc.  It was so good!  Probably because of all the sugar!

We are having a family get together this weekend and one of the menu items is baked beans.  When you are eating healthy and not eating refined sugar, baked beans are a big NO.  So . . . instead of going without I decided to make my own.  I think I have succeeded!

Healthy Baked Beans

One thing to remember is you need to let the beans bake.  The best is to let them bake at a low temperature for a long time.

The other key is the sauce.  Because ketchup has sugar that is out.  And of course the brown sugar is out.

Another thing is the bacon!  I have yet to find a bacon that is not cured in sugar.  So. . . that is out.

Healthy Baked Beans

First, you want to chop 1/2 medium onion.  And 2 garlic gloves, minced.  You will also need 2 15.5 0z cans of Navy Beans.

And last but most important is barbecue sauce.  You will want to make your own barbecue sauce so you don’t have the refined sugar.  I have a great, easy recipe HERE.

Add a little water and bake in your oven for 2 hours at 300 degrees.

Easy!  And delicious!

Healthy Baked Beans

Barbecue sauce
1 14.5 oz can tomato sauce
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Baked Beans
3 15.5 oz cans Navy Beans
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup water

  • Make barbecue sauce by putting all ingredients in medium sauce pan over medium low heat for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Place beans, onion, garlic in casserole dish. Put enough barbecue sauce to cover beans. Add water and mix well.
  • Place in 300 degree oven, uncovered for 2 hours.

 

 

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