One Pot Plant-Based Baked Beans (Gluten-Free)

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When I think of comfort food, I think of baked beans, and this is one of my favorite BBQ recipes that are quick & easy, plus plant-based.

What I love about this recipe is that you can make it up in one pot, and it makes a bunch that’s perfect as a side next to BBQ tofu, grilled vegetables, rice, pickled cabbage, or whatever you really want. These are incredibly versatile, and of course, quick & easy. The best part is when you’re cooking them up, they smell so friggin’ good! The smell is super smoky and it’ll smell like the delicious scent of BBQ right in your kitchen.

Cranberries are great for more than just bladder infections which we often put them hand-in-hand with. These magical often overshadowed, berries, are loaded with nutrients that your body loves and needs. Some of their magic is:

  • They are low in calories, and high in vitamin C, A and K, all of which aids in a healthy, happy body.
  • They also contain proanthocyanidins (PACs) which are an antioxidant that helps prevent a range of diseases.

Combine the goodness of the cranberries with the navy beans I used for this recipe, it makes the recipe loaded with protein, filling, comforting, and one of my favorite BBQ recipes for the summer, or when I need a comforting meal in the winter. Plus, with the smoky flavor from the liquid smoke and smoked paprika, this recipe is sure to impress even your non-plant-based friends and family with its full-bodied, delicious flavor.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Kidney beans are high in plant-based protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. Plant-based protein helps build and maintain strong muscles, fiber aids in digestion and can improve gut health and complex carbohydrates digest slowly keeping you full for longer.

By Camryn Goldstein
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One Pot Plant-Based Baked Beans (Gluten-Free)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 5

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup white sweet onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, pressed
2 cans (398mL) red kidney beans, washed and strained
2 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoon coconut aminos
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon (dash) liquid smoke
season to taste
1 sprig fresh thyme
1/4 cup cranberry juice

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium-sized pot on low heat and add olive oil.  Heat for 30 seconds before adding onions and cooking for 5 minutes stirring often.
  2. Add your garlic and stir. Cook for 3 minutes before adding beans and the remaining ingredients apart from the cranberry juice.
  3. Increase heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, allowing the flavors and ingredients to marry.
  4. Increase heat to high, add cranberry juice, cook for 3 minutes or until the mixture comes to a boil then simmer for 25-28 minutes on low.
  5. You want the mixture to be thick but not clumpy. Your house will smell amazing and your taste buds with be ready for all that BBQ food!
  6. Serve with corn on the cob, rice, roasted veg, coleslaw or any other sides of choice!
Heat a medium-sized pot on low heat and add olive oil.  Heat for 30 seconds before adding onions and cooking for 5 minutes stirring often. Add your garlic and stir. Cook for 3 minutes before adding beans and the remaining ingredients apart from the cranberry juice. Increase heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, allowing the flavors and ingredients to marry. Increase heat to high, add cranberry juice, cook for 3 minutes or until the mixture comes to a boil then simmer for 25-28 minutes on low. You want the mixture to be thick but not clumpy. Your house will smell amazing and your taste buds with be ready for all that BBQ food! Serve with corn on the cob, rice, roasted veg, coleslaw or any other sides of choice!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 148; Total Fat: 3 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 438 mg; Potassium: 106 mg; Carbohydrate: 33 g; Fiber: 17 g; Sugar: 8 g; Protein: 12 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 7%; Vitamin A: 2%; Iron: 11%; Calcium: 10%

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