Anastasia's Best-Ever Baked Beans

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This Anastasia's Best-Ever Baked Beans recipe is truly the best-baked beans recipe because it is loaded with pork and sauteed onions, sweetened with molasses and then slowly cooked until thick and saucy. This baked beans recipe comes out tender and so tasty, full of meat, sweet and hearty. Eating a bowl of hot baked beans, is undoubtedly comforting and appetizing and one of the easy dinner ideas you can have handy. Pair it with a piece of garlic or sourdough bread, or a salad or just eat it on its own for lunch or dinner, anything works! It’s a good idea to make this recipe in large volume and freeze it. You can thaw a batch of frozen baked beans anytime and eat it whenever you want to fix a quick meal. This baked beans recipe is fairly straightforward and easy to make and does not require too much of prep work either. Who doesn't like hassle-free quick recipes that are easy dinner ideas? Quick recipes for meals are always a life saver because it's convenient and saves time. It's better than eating a takeout or eating frozen dinners with all those unwanted preservatives.

The taste of molasses in this recipe is so distinct and gives it a dash of sweetness without being overdone. However, if you wish to skip the sweetness, then you could avoid molasses altogether and add hot barbecue sauce instead. Change up the condiments and add spices of your choice in this recipe like paprika, pepper, cumin powder, garlic powder, etc. Hickory liquid smoke is an excellent condiment you can add to enhance the sauce for that smoky flavor especially if adding bacon bits to this recipe. You can even add ground turkey, or chicken along with lean ground beef. You can also throw some spicy Italian pork sausages or even peppered bacon to give a touch of hot flavor. Make it nutritious by adding vegetables like celery, carrots, potatoes or even greens such as kale, spinach, etc.

Some good meatless options for vegans to add in this best-baked beans recipe are tofu or vegan sausages. They are a good meat substitute and adding mushrooms also work just as good. Betty Crocker ‘Bac-o's Bacon Flavor Bits’ is a very popular condiment and a great vegan option. It is soy-based and has no MSG, no saturated fats and is preservative-free. Beans are an excellent source of protein, iron, and fiber. In addition to lowering cholesterol, including more beans in your diet also prevents spiking blood sugar levels in your body.

Thank you to Mary at the Sweet Little Bluebird recipe blog for sharing this Anastasia's Best-Ever Baked Beans recipe with us. Mary is a busy mom who promotes quick recipes and easy dinner ideas on her blog. Do visit her blog for more interesting quick dinner recipes and other healthy recipes. This yummy baked beans recipe is exceptional and makes family dinners special. Try making some today. We strongly recommend this recipe!**

Nutrition Facts for: Anastasia's Best-Ever Baked Beans from Sweet Little Bluebird
Ingredients:Canned pork and beans, onion, butter, ketchup, molasses, yellow mustard, bacon.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 15 servings.* Per Serving Calories 144, Calories from Fat 49, Total Fat 5.4g 8%, Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%, Cholesterol 13mg 4%, Sodium 386mg 16%, Potassium 454mg 13%, Carbohydrates 20.8g 7%, Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%, Sugars 12.8g, Protein 5.2g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 27%, Calcium 6%, Iron 9%

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