Sugar-Free Baked Beans
Makes a large slow-cooker or medium roasting pan Prep time (not including soaking time) 1 hour / Actual cooking time 6-8 hours
Servings: 20
Calories: 141 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 cups dry beans your choice
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/2 lb smoked bacon optional
  • 1 cup organic tomato sauce
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Sea salt to taste when finished
Instructions
  1. Soak the beans for 12 hours then drain the water. Put them in a large pot and cover with cold water to an inch or so above the beans. Bring to a boil, then simmer until barely tender, usually around 45 minutes, but it depends on the variety of beans you’re using. Some cook quicker than other depending on the fibre structure and carbohydrate levels.
  2. When they are ready drain them but save the liquid in a bowl. Place the beans in a large slow cooker or medium roasting pan, depending on how you want to cook them.
  3. Puree the dates with enough hot bean water to make a paste. Add to the beans, along with the bacon (if using), tomato sauce, onion, garlic, mustard and black pepper to taste. (Salt toughens beans so add it when they’re finished.) If it’s not as sweet as you like add a pinch or two of stevia powder. Add the drained bean liquid to cover by about an inch and stir in.
  4. Cover and cook for 6-8 hours until tender, checking occasionally and adding more of the drained bean liquid if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
Sugar-Free Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Potassium 398mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 10g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.