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Almost Baked Beans Stovetop
Why Change it?
Typically homemade baked beans have a lot of fiber (yayaya), but a lot of salt, and lots and lots of bacon (yummy). Here is an in-between recipe that is delicious like mom's beans, but meets healthier standards (sorry mom). Using raw sugar and molasses instead of mainstream brown sugar, for example, is a simple and cheaper change that will enhance healthy intake of yummy food. Using natural brands or foods without chemicals is an option for all of us -- this recipe will give the amounts necessary to make small transitions to chemical free unprocessed foods. You have the choice of brands, but I used natural brands and found the amounts for the additional ingredients. My brands were also cheap (from Aldi) and the total cost was $5 to feed 7 people a cup of food that filled them up.
- 2 15.5 oz cans Light Red Kidney Beans, Try natural brand
- 1 15.5 oz can Black Beans, Try natural brand
- 1 15.5 oz can Chili Beans, Try natural brand
- 1 15.5 oz can or fresh Diced Tomatoes
- 4 Strips Turkey Bacon, Try natural brand
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
- 1/4 Cup Raw Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Molasses
- 4 Tsp Mustard
- 2 Tsp White Vinegar
- Fry turkey bacon with onion in medium size pot. (I cook the onions this way to cut down cooking time.) Drain grease off of both and discard grease from pot.
- While turkey and onion are draining, put remaining ingredients in pot. Any of the beans can be substituted, but I find this combination has a great flavor. Of course, the raw sugar (I use box not packets), mustard and molasses are "to taste." Vinegar is not to taste, lol. Bring to a boil.
- Crumble or tear bacon and add it with onions back into the pot.
- Simmer, covered, on low heat 30 minutes or less for quick meal. Of course the longer it simmers, the more the flavor comes out (I simmer 90 minutes on weekends).
|Serving size: 1 cup|
|Calories from Fat||27|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 003 g||5%|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 8 g||3%|
|Sugar 10 g|
|Fiber 18 g||72%|
|Protein 17 g||34%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 300 mg||13%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|