Food Friday Featuring: Baked Beans In The Crockpot

Today’s Food Friday comes from one of our favorite cooking sites for families, Weelicious. Chock-full of healthy meal ideas, quick and fun recipes, Weelicious is an excellent resource for those looking for inspiration in the kitchen!

I ate a lot of Baked Beans as a kid, but they were almost exclusively prepared out of a can. Making these fresh, slow cooked, sweet white beans is a real treat that bears practically no resemblance to their canned cousins. And the taste? Whenever I make them my kids couldn’t be happier, so after the seeming non-stop parade of rich food during the past week, I think we’re all finally ready for something a little bit more healthy as we head towards the New Year!

Baked Beans (Serves 4-6)

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Small Onion, chopped
1 16 oz. Pkg Small White Beans
1 6 oz Can Tomato Paste
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Molasses
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 32 fl. oz. Box Vegetable Broth
2 Tsp Kosher Salt

1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and sauté the onions for 3-4 minutes.
2. Transfer the onions to a crock pot, pour in remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until beans are tender.
4. Serve.

Photo Credit: Weelicious