Cooking and Meal Prep Recipes Healthier Barbecue "Baked" Beans By Team Verywell Fit Team Verywell Fit Our team is passionate about being a resource for credible and up-to-date information on all nutrition and exercise topics. Learn about our editorial process Updated on March 09, 2022 Medically reviewed Verywell Fit articles are reviewed by board-certified physicians and nutrition and exercise healthcare professionals. Medical Reviewers confirm the content is thorough and accurate, reflecting the latest evidence-based research. Content is reviewed before publication and upon substantial updates. Learn more. by Kristy Del Coro, MS, RDN, LDN Medically reviewed by Kristy Del Coro, MS, RDN, LDN LinkedIn Twitter Kristy is a licensed registered dietitian nutritionist and trained culinary professional. She has worked in a variety of settings, including MSKCC and Rouge Tomate. Learn about our Medical Review Board Print Alice Day / StockFood Creative / Getty Images (28 ratings) 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 Show Nutrition Label Hide Nutrition Label 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 made with a DIY low-carb BBQ sauce is healthier than the classic version. It tastes just as good and doesn't contain any added sugars. Current USDA dietary guidelines advise limiting your intake of added sugars to less than 10% of daily calories for optimal long-term health. And beans are recommended as part of a healthy, balanced diet since they're high in fiber and other important nutrients. As a quick and easy version of traditional slow-cooked baked beans, this simple recipe uses canned beans and takes only 15 to 20 minutes of simmering on the stove. That means you'll have baked beans ready to go when you need them—whether served as a side or on their own with some cornbread. Ingredients 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup homemade no-sugar-added BBQ sauce 1 15.5-ounce can white beans Preparation Sauté the finely chopped onion in olive oil until soft. Add the beans and barbecue sauce. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm or store in the refrigerator and reheat on the stovetop when you're ready to serve. Variations and Substitutions Many baked bean recipes call for additions such as a dash of cinnamon, a small dollop of mustard, or a splash of Worcestershire sauce. Depending on your dietary preferences, many people enjoy a small spoonful of brown sugar stirred into a pot of simmering baked beans. Use your best judgment when adding more flavor and spice, especially if you're watching your sugar intake. Cooking and Serving Tips Make ahead: You'll save even more time if you make the barbecue sauce a day or two in advance (which takes 20 to 30 minutes). Make in bulk: Double the recipe and bring a big batch to your next potluck cookout or serve them as a side if you're hosting a barbecue of your own. Leftover baked beans can be refrigerated for up to a week. Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! 1 Source Verywell Fit uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Ninth Edition. December 2020. By Team Verywell Fit At Verywell Fit, we are dedicated to empowering you with the best answers to your most pressing questions, from healthy eating to exercise and everything in between. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from companies that partner with and compensate Verywell Fit for displaying their offer. These partnerships do not impact our editorial choices or otherwise influence our editorial content.