If you're a fan of classic baked beans, give this healthy recipe with curry powder, lime juice and molasses a whirl. These stovetop baked beans also have half the sugar and three-quarters of the sodium compared to a traditional recipe--and take a few hours' less cooking time. Serve with pistachio-crusted pork tenderloin or grilled fish. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

Carolyn Malcoun


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and bacon, if using; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 6 to 10 minutes.

  • Add beans, water, ketchup, molasses, lime juice, curry powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are very tender and the liquid has thickened, about 30 minutes.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; 4.3 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 354 mg sodium. 511 mg potassium; 33.3 g carbohydrates; 6.8 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 6.7 g protein; 109 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 5 mcg folate; 103 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 85 mg magnesium; 12 g added sugar;