GymKitchen: Vegetarian Favorite Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade baked beans are filled with healthy carbs, protein and fiber. That’s why they’re a perfect vegetarian dish. This homemade recipe is quick and easy to make and tastes great. Serve it hot from the oven, or enjoy it chilled – either way it’s a crowd pleaser. Servings: 14 (you can freeze them for later eating)

Here’s what you need…

Vegetarian Favorite Homemade Baked Beans

Vegetarian Favorite Homemade Baked Beans

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 (6oz) can no added salt tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons pure maple syrup or artificial sweetener to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 1lb bag dry pinto beans cooked up OR *4 (15oz) cans pinto or white beans, drained and rinsed really really well to most of the sodium out
  1. You can either cook the 1lb bag of dry beans up or opt to use canned beans. If you go the canned route, rinse them really really really well to remove most of the sodium.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the garlic and onions until tender.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the tomato paste, tamari, maple syrup and mustard until a thick sauce forms.Add the beans and onions and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Spread the beans into prepared pan, cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

Nutritional Analysis: One 1/2 cup serving equals about: 134 calories, .5g fat, 25g carbohydrate, 5g fiber, and 8g protein.

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