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healthy baked beans

Healthy Baked Beans

These healthy baked beans are so much more flavorful than anything you can buy in a can. They're vegan, free from refined sugar and are the perfect addition to any picnic or BBQ. Instructions are included for cooking these baked beans in the oven, slow cooker or instant pot.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 cans navy (or haricot) beans drained
  • ½ cup tomato passata/puree
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari sauce for gluten free
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions
 

For The Oven

  • Heat oven to 175°C (350° F).
  • Heat olive oil in an ovenproof skillet or Dutch oven. Saute onion for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, chipotle paste and water. Simmer over low heat for a 2 minutes.
  • Add beans and remaining ingredients. Stir to combine and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the beans to the oven and cook for 45 minutes.

For The Slow Cooker

  • Preheat the slow cooker.
  • Heat olive oil in an a skillet . Saute onion for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, chipotle paste and water. Simmer over low heat for a 2 minutes.
  • Add beans and remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Transfer the beans to the slow cooker and cook on medium heat for 4 hours. Check periodically to make sure they aren't drying out. If the beans look dry, add 125ml (½ cup) of water.

For The Instant Pot

  • Set the Instant Pot to saute. Once heated, add the olive oil and saute the onions for 4-5 minutes.
  • Turn the Instant Pot off and add the rest of the ingredients. Set the vent to "sealing mode."
  • Cook at high pressure for 15 minutes. Release the pressure carefully using the quick release method, about 5 minutes (or according to manufacturer's instructions.) Unlock and remove the lid.

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 610mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 112IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
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