With heat from chipotles in adobo sauce and sweetness from brown sugar, this healthy stovetop baked beans recipe is a spicy twist on the classic. We slashed more than half the sugar and three-quarters of the sodium--and a few hours of cooking time--as compared to a traditional recipe. Serve at your next cookout or BBQ and be prepared for people to rave.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Add beans, water, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, chipotle, 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.

Tips

To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

191.2 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 32.3g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 6.7g 27% DV; sugars 12.1g; fat 4.3g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 108.4IU 2% DV; vitamin c 2mg 3% DV; folate 4.8mcg 1% DV; calcium 86.3mg 9% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 59.4mg 21% DV; potassium 360.9mg 10% DV; sodium 354mg 14% DV; added sugar 11g.