Healthy Baked Beans

Healthy Baked Beans

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Kari Stogner


I got this recipe from Dr. Ben Kim and doctored it up a bit to suit my taste. These are the BEST homemade baked beans I've ever had! Everyone loves them and wants the recipe.


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 - 8
45 Min
11 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    dried navy beans, soaked for at least 6 hours.
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion, finely diced
  • 14 oz
    can diced tomatoes (experiment with the different flavors)
  • 1 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano (basil is also fine)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    maple syrup (honey is also fine)
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 4 c
    vegetable broth (or water)
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth (or water)
  • ·
    extra virgin olive oil

How to Make Healthy Baked Beans


  1. Thoroughly rinse and drain soaked beans.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, cook the onions, garlic, and oregano in olive oil over low to medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the navy beans and all other ingredients except the tomatoes. Place lid on saucepan, but leave it open just a crack to allow steam to escape, and cook over low to medium heat for about an hour.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook for another 3 to 4 hours over low to medium heat. As the ingredients cook, check the saucepan from time to time to make sure that everything is well covered with liquid.
  5. When mixture has thickened, it's ready to be served. Enjoy!

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About Healthy Baked Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #beans

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