Baked Beans with Apples

Baked Beans with Apples Author: Canadian Living Credits: Baked Beans with Apples

A great source of protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre, beans are something we should include more of in our diet. However, some delicious bean recipes can have a lot of sugar and saturated fat. This no-added-fat quick vegan version uses a bit of molasses and the natural sweetness of apples to weigh in at about half the fat and calories of traditional baked beans.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 apples
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons fancy molasses
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cans pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 cans navy beans drained and rinsed

Method

Peel and dice 2 of the apples; set aside.

In saucepan, bring tomatoes, onion, garlic, apple cider, molasses, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add beans and diced apples, stirring to coat. Scrape into 10-cup (2.5 L) casserole.

Peel and thinly slice remaining apples; overlap on beans. Bake, uncovered, in 300°F (150°C) oven until thickened, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate, uncovered, until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Or freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Reheat over medium-low heat.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 898 mg
  • Protein 15 g
  • Calories 310.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 64 g

%RDI

  • Iron 33.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 44.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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