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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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, 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.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; 4.3 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 354 mg sodium. 361 mg potassium; 32.3 g carbohydrates; 6.7 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 6.7 g protein; 108 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 5 mcg folate; 86 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 59 mg magnesium; 11 g added sugar;