Classic Baked Beans

Serves 6 to 8

Assembling baked beans from scratch is not hard, and the resulting delicious flavor makes it worth it. Beans can be assembled ahead of time and baked just before serving.

Ingredients: 
  • 3 slices nitrate-free bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans white beans, such as navy, rinsed and drained or 6 cups cooked white beans
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, plus more if needed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 325°F. Cook bacon in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium heat until it starts to release its fat. Add olive oil and onions and cook until translucent and soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, sugar, molasses, chile powder, mustard and vinegar until well combined and cook for 1 minute. Add beans, broth, salt and pepper and stir gently to combine.

Cover skillet tightly with a lid or foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove lid, add more broth if needed to moisten beans and continue to bake, uncovered, until top is browned and bubbly, about 30 minutes more. Serve hot.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:360 calories (70 from fat), 7g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (9g dietary fiber, 21g sugar), 15g protein
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