Budget Cooking...Comfort & Gourmet!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Quick Baked Beans (Stovetop, NO PORK) PIC HEAVY
Beans are good for your heart. I'll leave it at that.
You can serve this as a main dish, or a side dish.
You can omit the bacon if you want it to be stricly vegetarian.
If you still want the smoky taste without the meat, you can add a tsp of liquid smoke.
Photo Credit: bgfoods.com
1 lb Beef Bacon (for pan drippings only)
3 Cans Vegetarian Baked Beans
1 Can Tomato Sauce
1 Onion Chopped(Doesn't matter what color)
2 Cloves Fresh Garlic (chopped)
1 Tsp Each: Onion Powder, Paprika, Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Add Bacon to HOT pan to render fat.
(If you don't want to use this, you don't have to. You can just saute your onion/garlic in olive oil)
2. Remove Bacon from pan.
3. Add chopped onion/garlic.
4. Saute until Translucent.
5. Add beans to soft onions/garlic.
6. Reduce Temp to Medium High.
7. Add Tomato Sauce
8. Add Spices
9. Add Brown Sugar
10. Add Apple Cider Vinegar
12. Simmer on Low Heat for 10 minutes (until sauce thickens to desired consistancy)
Measure Seasonings & Set Aside
Chop Onions & Garlic & Set Aside
Add Bacon to Hot Pan
Remove Bacon from Pan, Reserving Fat & Pan Drippings
Add Chopped Onions/Garlic to Bacon Drippings
Saute Onions/Garlic Until Translucent
Add Beans to Softened Onions/Garlic
Add Tomato Sauce
Add 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
Add 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Simmer on Low Heat for 10 minutes
Serve over rice, or
Serve with an East Coast Dressed Hot Dog