Thursday, February 28, 2013

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Baked Beans

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I usually keep a few cans of baked beans in my pantry for a quick side dish or to add into a chili.  I decided to make my own baked beans from scratch and was so happy that I did. Not only is so much more economical to make your own beans, you can also play around with the flavors.  The slow cooker is a great way to cook these beans so you don't even have to keep an eye on them.  They simply do their thing in the cooker and you get to enjoy a lovely healthy dish with minimal effort.

Ingredients:
1lb dry beans that have been soaked overnight in water (I used navy beans)
1/2 Tbs ground cumin
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
15oz can diced tomatoes
6oz can tomato paste
2Tbs molasses
1 medium onion chopped small
1/2 Tbs garlic powder
red chili flakes to taste
1-2 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs vinegar
2-3 cups water(start with 2 and add 3rd as needed)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Soak beans overnight and drain the next day.  Place soaked beans with all the other ingredients in slow cooker on high for 6-7 hour (or until your desired bean texture). Enjoy.






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13 comments:

  1. I really need to try out using dried beans. I always use canned. These look great and I love that they are meat free.

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  2. Woww.. looks super yummy and perfect.. pretty clicks too :)

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  3. very creative,I never use dry beans,but these looks perfectly delicious,YUM :)

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  4. I don't use dry beans as much as I would like to. Love slow cooker beans! Pinning this one!

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  5. Three cheers for the slow cooker and for your creative genius! We love beans in this house too.

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  6. I love the spices you put! Soy sauce too?? Nice! :)

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  7. I adore baked beans! Reminds me of being back in Kansas City!

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  8. Mmmmmm...I need the whole pan...I mean a big bowl!

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  9. My hubby would love coming home to a pot of these!!! Perfectly done!

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  10. What an awesome and delicious idea for a cold night :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. I love letting my slow-cooker "do its thing" and provide me with delicious eats without any effort! :D Going to save this one for a BBQ for sure - I could have them start in the day before and they'll be ready by grilling time! Awesome Idea Ramona!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. What a great looking pot of baked beans! I love baked beans but Bobby always think they are too sweet. Your recipe doesn't look sweet at all. Your recipe looks like the perfect compromise. Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

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