Baked Beans with Ground Beef

Baked Beans with Ground Beef

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From: EatingWell.com, May 2018

Upgrade baked beans from classic side dish to a meaty main meal by adding lean ground beef. The final result, a superfast hearty casserole, is an easy and fast dinner option. Ground turkey or even sausage would work nicely in this dish. Just watch the sodium.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added navy beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives for garnish

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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and ground beef. Cook, stirring and crumbling beef with a wooden spoon, until the onion has softened and the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add beans, water, ketchup, molasses, mustard, garlic powder and salt; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, until the mixture is bubbling and slightly thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Garnish with chives, if desired.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: scant 1 cup
  • Per serving: 346 calories; 10 g fat(3 g sat); 7 g fiber; 41 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 45 mcg folate; 49 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 16 g added sugars; 227 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 129 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 525 mg sodium; 870 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Iron (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 1½ other carbohydrate, 1 starch, ½ fat, ½ vegetable

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