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healthy baked beans

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Kari Stogner
Ft Lauderdale, FL

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
serves 6 - 8
prep time 45 Min
cook time 11 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For healthy baked beans

  • 1 c
    dried navy beans, soaked for at least 6 hours.
  • 1 md
    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!