Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The Absolute Best Baked Beans
I know, baked beans are not normally a dish people rave about, but I couldn't stop "mmmmm-ing" and saying things like, "These are so GOOD!" when I tried this recipe. Typical baked bean recipes include vinegar, bacon, ketchup and worcestershire sauce, which are all forbidden on our mold-free diet. This recipe, which I adapted from the "Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker" cookbook, uses maple syrup and dry mustard for its flavor, and it's amazing! Again I ran out of time to use the slow cooker, and made this on the stove in just 30 minutes.
The Best Baked Beans
2 cans red kidney beans
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp dry mustard powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup tomato paste mixed with 1 1/4 cups hot water
Mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.
Shared with Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways at Frugally Sustainable, and Meatless Monday at Midnight Maniac and Traditional Tuesday at Whole New Mom and Mom's Sunday Cafe "Hearth and Soul Hop" (click here) and Mess Hall to Bistro's "Made From Scratch Tuesday." (click here) and Day 2 Day Joys Healthy 2Day Wednesdays.