How to Make Healthy Baked Beans

Healthy baked beans are a favorite summer bbq staple, with bold savory flavor and a touch of tangy sweetness. This vegetarian version is  protein-rich, high in fiber, dairy free, and you can make them in the  oven or use a slow cooker. It's an easy and budget-friendly recipe that let's your oven do the work.

– olive oil – yellow or white onion – garlic cloves – smoked paprika – vegetable broth  – maple syrup – tomato paste – apple cider vinegar – Dijon or whole-grain mustard – Great Northern beans – salt & black pepper

Recipe Ingredients

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, until tender.

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Add garlic and smoked paprika and cook for an additional minute.

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Pour in vegetable broth, maple syrup, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, and mustard, and whisk to combine.

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Add beans, salt, and pepper, and simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer the beans to the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm.

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Make ahead instructions: Make it ahead of time for more flavor! Like many soups and casseroles, letting the flavors marinate overnight help to deepen the flavor.

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