Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 1 hour, 15 minutes
These beans are nicely sweetened with just a touch of heat. They go together quickly using canned beans and cook in the oven for a no-fuss meal. Serve with steamed corn on the cob, baked potatoes and a tossed green salad.
- 4-15 ounce cans great northern beans
- 2-15 ounce cans mixed beans (see hints below)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/8 tsp cayenne
- dash liquid smoke (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Drain beans and place in a large bowl. Place the onion, garlic and water in a small saucepan and cook until softened and water has evaporated. Add to beans. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Transfer to a covered casserole dish. Bake covered for 1 hour, then remove cover and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Hint: Mixed beans are sometimes called chili beans. They are usually a variety of kidney, pinto and black beans. Or use your own variation of canned beans in this recipe, 6 cans total. These are always a favorite at potlucks.