Healthier Barbecue "Baked" Beans Recipe

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

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. Add beans and 1 cup of the barbecue sauce. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

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