Apple Baked Beans

A few years ago my momma came across this recipe on the back of a can of beans.  She’s never been a baked bean lover especially beans that have been drowned in bbq sauce, and pounds of bacon.  These Apple Baked Beans; however were a bit lighter, and didn’t have one ounce of bbq sauce in sight!

Apple Baked BeansBeing the bacon lover that I am I was doubtful that this apple baked bean recipe would replace my beloved bacon bbq baked beans.  Boy was I wrong!  These are the best baked beans I’ve ever had, and I don’t feel guilty about eating them.  They have been my go to baked bean recipe ever since.

I took these into work the other day for a potluck and they were gone so fast I wasn’t even able to take a “finished product” picture for the blog haha.  My apologies in advance for the missing picture.  I have had several co-workers say they would be happy to provide a review on the finished product.  Their asking price for the rave review?  Another pan of apple baked beans lol

Ingredients:

3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cubed

2 Onions, chopped

4 Tablespoons coconut oil or Butter

1/2 Cup catsup

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1 48 oz Jar Great Northern Beans or white bean’s

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Pre-heat the oven to 400*.  Open the beans and pour into a colander then rinse in the sink until the water runs clear.  Set the beans aside, or leave in the sink to drain.

Beans

In a large pan sauté the chopped onions, apples and coconut oil/butter until they are tender, and the onions are translucent.

Apples

 

Once the apples and onions are tender add the cinnamon, salt, catsup and brown sugar; stir until combined.

Apple Baked Beans

Add the beans to the apple onion mixture and coating the beans evenly with the sauce.  If you like your beans a bit more saucy, or you are making them the day before then just double the catchup and brown sugar.

Apple Baked Beans

Pour the beans into a 9X13 pan or two small casserole dishes.  Bake in the oven for 40 min or until your home smells so good you can’t wait any longer 😉

Apple Baked Beans

*adapted from  Randall Beans I’ve made them a bit healthier.

** Feel free to make these a day ahead of time.  They tend to absorb the sauce overnight, so I would recommend doubling the brown sugar and catsup or at least the catsup.

Apple Baked Beans
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Summer Side Dishes
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Serves: 16
 
A few years ago my momma came across this recipe on the back of a can of beans. She's never been a baked bean lover especially beans that have been drowned in bbq sauce, and pounds of bacon. This recipe however was a bit lighter and didn't have one ounce of bbq sauce in sight. Being the bacon lover that I am I was doubtful that this apple baked bean recipe would replace my beloved bacon bbq baked beans. Boy was I wrong! These are the best baked beans I've ever had, and I don't feel guilty about eating them. They have been my go to baked bean recipe ever since.
Ingredients
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cubed
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons coconut oil or Butter
  • ½ Cup catsup
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 48 oz Jar Great Northern Beans or white bean's
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400*. Open the beans and pour into a colander then rinse in the sink until the water runs clear. Set the beans aside, or leave in the sink to drain.
  2. In a large pan sauté the chopped onions, apples and coconut oil/butter until they are tender, and the onions are translucent.
  3. Once the apples and onions are tender add the cinnamon, salt, catsup and brown sugar; stir until combined.
  4. Add the beans to the apple onion mixture and coating the beans evenly with the sauce. If you like your beans a bit more saucy, or you are making them the day before then just double the catchup and brown sugar.
  5. Pour the beans into a 9X13 pan or two small casserole dishes. Bake in the oven for 40 min or until your home smells so good you can't wait any longer 😉

 

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