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Stovetop "Baked Beans"

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.