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Natural Baked Beans
Baked beans can be packed with fat and sugar. This natural version is healthy and fiber rich!
4 – 7 cups of cooked navy beans (or beans of your choice)
1 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups blended tomatoes
7 chopped dates (blend with tomatoes)
1/3 teaspoon oregano
3 – 4 chopped garlic cloves
½ teaspoon chicken like seasoning (available in health food stores)
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses (or more to taste)
2 tablespons tamari sauce (natural soy sauce)
¾ teaspoon dry mustard
- Methods / Steps
Combine everything but the beans and mix well. Add four to seven cups of beans, depending on how saucy you like them. Bake at 325 F for two to three hours – until the liquid is absorbed and the onions are tender. Remove two cups of beans, mash and return to pot to bake a bit longer. Serve with anything whole grain to make a complete protein. Freezes well.
Variation: add organic chicken sausages, or organic beef sausages, sliced.