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Baked Bean Nation
 
Texas-Style – (a bit of spice)

Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 1 hour • Serves: 12

1/2pound 90% lean ground sirloin
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
3 cans (15 ounces each) red beans or pinto beans, undrained
1 can (4 ounces) diced mild green chiles, undrained
3 garlic cloves, crushed with press
1/2 cup favorite barbeque sauce
2 tablespoons hot sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
Sliced jalapeño chile peppers for garnish (optional)

1.Preheat oven to 350°F. In large skillet, cook ground sirloin over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. With slotted spoon, transfer ground sirloin to paper towel-lined plate to drain; discard drippings.

2.In same skillet, add onion and oil; cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until slightly softened, stirring constantly.

3.In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients, ground sirloin and onions until well combined. Transfer bean mixture to 13 x 9-inch or 3-quart baking dish.

4.Bake 1 hour or until top is browned and sauce thickens; garnish with jalapeños, if desired.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
144 Calories, 3g Fat (1g Saturated), 16mg Cholesterol,
661mg Sodium, 21g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 11g Protein

Yankee-Style – (slightly sweet)

Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 1 hour • Serves: 12

3slices smoked bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 cans (15 ounces each) great Northern beans or navy beans, undrained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon spicy brown or Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1.Preheat oven to 350°F. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until partially cooked, stirring frequently. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate to drain.

2.In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients and bacon until well combined. Transfer bean mixture to 13 x 9-inch or 3-quart baking dish.

3.Bake 1 hour or until top is browned and sauce thickens.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
178 Calories, 1g Fat (0g Saturated), 1mg Cholesterol,
73mg Sodium, 35g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 8g Protein

Southern-Style – (rich & savory)

Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 1 hour • Serves: 12

3slices smoked bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cans (16 ounces each) vegetarian beans in tomato sauce, undrained
3 garlic cloves, crushed with press
1/2 cup tomato sauce or ketchup
1/3 cup molasses
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/2teaspoon ground black pepper

1.Preheat oven to 350°F. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until partially cooked, stirring frequently. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate to drain; discard all but 1 teaspoon bacon drippings.

2.In same skillet with reserved drippings, cook bell pepper and onion over medium-high heat 2 minutes or until slightly softened, stirring constantly.

3.In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients and onion mixture until well combined. Transfer bean mixture to 13 x 9-inch or 3-quart baking dish; top with bacon.

4.Bake 1 hour or until top is browned and sauce thickens.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
192 Calories, 1g Fat (0g Saturated), 2mg Cholesterol,
468mg Sodium, 40g Carbohydrates, 6g Fiber, 6g Protein