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Honey-Chipotle Baked Beans

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Dress up canned baked beans with flavor and richness--and minimal added fat--with this quick and simple dish. Since the sodium is high, use organic canned beans to keep sodium levels in check.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup minced shallots (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans baked beans

Nutrition Information

  • calories 286
  • caloriesfromfat 7 %
  • fat 2.2 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 8.3 g
  • carbohydrate 54 g
  • fiber 9.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 709 mg
  • calcium 88 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 300°.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shallots; sauté 4 minutes or until golden. Add cumin and garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add tomato puree and oil, and cook for 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Add honey and the next 5 ingredients (through chiles). Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Combine beans and shallot mixture in a 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 300° for 1 hour or until thick and bubbly.