Stovetop "Baked Beans"

The maple syrup and sugar added a friendly sweetness and the barbecue seasoning a familiar tang, but kids still tend to joke about beans as much as eat them.


8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 179
Caloriesfromfat 10 %
Fat 1.9 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 34.6 g
Fiber 3.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 331 mg
Calcium 53 mg


1 tablespoon stick margarine or butter
1 1/4 cups chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup reduced-calorie ketchup
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons barbecue smoked seasoning (such as Hickory Liquid Smoke)
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 (16-ounce) can red beans, drained
1 (15.8-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained


Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in ketchup and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

October 1998
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