Natural Baked Beans

Natural Baked Beans

Baked beans can be packed with fat and sugar. This natural version is healthy and rich!

Ingredients:

  • 4 – 7 cups of cooked navy beans (or beans of your choice)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups blended tomatoes
  • 7 chopped dates (blend with tomatoes)
  • 1/3 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 – 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon chicken like seasoning (available in health food stores)
  • 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespons tamari sauce (natural soy sauce)
  • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard

Steps/Methods:

Combine everything but the beans and mix well. Add four to seven cups of beans, depending on how saucy you like them. Bake at 325 F for two to three hours – until the liquid is absorbed and the onions are tender. Remove two cups of beans, mash and return to pot to bake a bit longer. Serve with anything whole grain to make a complete protein. Freezes well.

Variation:  add organic chicken sausages, or organic beef sausages, sliced.

Additional Tips:

  • 4 – 7 cups of cooked navy beans (or beans of your choice)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups blended tomatoes
  • 7 chopped dates (blend with tomatoes)
  • 1/3 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 – 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon chicken like seasoning (available in health food stores)
  • 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespons tamari sauce (natural soy sauce)
  • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard
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Randy is the co-founder of NaturallySavvy.com and The Healthy Shopper. She has been working in the natural health industry for over 20 years. She is very passionate about healthy living by choosing natural and organic as much as possible, has a personal love of cooking and sharing healthy recipes and is a fitness enthusiast.