These vegetarian and vegan baked beans are everything you want them to be--thick, sweet and smoky. Plus, they're so easy to make for a barbecue side that everyone will enjoy.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 6 to 10 minutes.
Add beans, water, ketchup, maple syrup, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are very tender and the liquid has thickened, about 30 minutes.
To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave.
1 lean-protein, 1 starch, 1/2 fat, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 vegetable