This recipe has all of the flavor of your favorite baked beans, with none of the sketchy sweeteners and fillers. My 30-minute baked beans are the perfect side to bring to your friend’s cookout! But honestly they are so delicious, you might find yourself making them just for you when you need a big bowl of comfort for dinner one night. These baked beans are smoky, a little sweet, and with the molasses and spices it has a deep richness to it that will melt you away.
I am so excited to share this recipe with you, because I love when I find amazing food that is quick and easy too! I mean who really needs more work in their lives? Not me. All you have to do to get this baby going is sauté some spices, mix it all together, and let it simmer. Not bad at all. And it makes fantastic leftovers- if there are any!
- You can also make this recipe using cannellini beans, or other white beans.
- Want to make it gluten free? Use a gluten free flour to make the flour paste.
- Want to make it vegan? Use a vegan mustard and worcestershire sauce.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 4 15oz cans navy beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz can tomato puree
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup molasses
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, or mustard powder
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons flour
- Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat.
- Chop the garlic, add it to the hot oil and sauté for about 2 minutes. The garlic can burn quickly so keep an eye on it, it should start to turn a light brown and have a strong garlic smell to it when it is done.Next, add the chili powder, onion powder, and cumin and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add in all other ingredients except flour and stir to combine. Dissolve the flour in a couple tablespoons of water to form a thick paste, make sure there are no clumps left. Add the flour paste to the baked beans and stir to make sure is it evenly mixed in. The flour will help the beans to thicken up so they turn out really watery...because who wants watery beans?
- Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.