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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017


Recipe Summary

55 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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, 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

1/2 cup
195 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 33.3g; dietary fiber 6.8g; sugars 13g; fat 4.3g; saturated fat 0.3g; vitamin a iu 109.2IU; vitamin c 2.4mg; folate 5mcg; calcium 103.3mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 85.2mg; potassium 511.4mg; sodium 353.9mg; added sugar 12g.

1 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 lean meat, 1 fat