Curried Baked Beans

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.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
10 servings


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped (Optional)

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans low-sodium navy or great northern beans, rinsed

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • cup molasses

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

195 Calories
4g Fat
33g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars 12g 24%
Protein 7g 13%
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Vitamin A 109IU 2%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 85mg 20%
Potassium 511mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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