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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

Carolyn Malcoun
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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 calories; 4.3 g total fat; 354 mg sodium. 32.3 g carbohydrates; 6.7 g protein; Full Nutrition