Healthier Barbecue "Baked" Beans Recipe

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Total Time: 60 min
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Servings: 6 (about 1/2 cup each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

173 calories
5g fat
25g carbs
8g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 (about 1/2 cup each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 173
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 502mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 8g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 695mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This Barbecue "Baked" Beans recipe is healthier as it uses a DIY lower-carb BBQ sauce for great taste. This is a fast version of traditional baked beans, especially if you make the barbecue sauce in advance (which takes 20 to 30 minutes) and have it on hand. Because you're starting with canned beans and the dish takes only 15 to 20 minutes of simmering on top of the stove, this one will be ready for whatever you have in mind to accompany it with, or on its own with cornbread on the side.​


  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup DIY BBQ sauce
  • 15.5-ounce can white beans


  1. Sauté the finely chopped onion in olive oil until soft.

  2. Add beans and 1 cup of the barbecue sauce.

  3. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

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