Baked Beans

Last week we were still working on our townhouse in the hopes of selling it before too long!  However, we are doing most of the repairs and fixes on our own to save money, but it sure adds a lot of time and inconvenience!  For 3 weeks now we’ve had the carpet and vinyl on the main floor pulled up.  Hubby is working on putting down a wood laminate.  It is starting to look FANTASTIC, but it’s taking forever!Last week all of the playroom and living room furniture was in the kitchen which made cooking a bit difficult and eating near impossible. In fact…  all week we ate upstairs on the floor in the kids bedroom!  It was a fun adventure!

Now why was I even mentioning this?  Well.. because my meal plan for the week consisted of hotdogs, chicken fingers, and a host of other simple quick options and hopefully not too messy!  I used up most of my freezer meals that I had saved for weeks such as this!  So… one night we did have hot dogs, but I refuse to buy the cans of bean and how hard could it be to make my own, anyway?  Not very!  I let the beans soak overnight and slow cooked them most of the afternoon, poured the sauce over them and popped them in the oven to heat!

They were so so yummy!

1 cup dried pinto or navy beans
1 TBSP tomato paste with enough water to make it like the consistancy of ketchup
2 TBSP molassas
2 TBSP sucanat
2 TBSP maple syrup
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
⅛ tsp chili sauce
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp garlic powderInstructions:
Soak and boil beans until soft.
Mix all other ingredients together to form sauce
pour sauce over cooked beans.
Mix until beans are covered
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until heated through

Give them a try!  I’d love to know what you think!  Have you made your own with out a pre- purchased sauce or mix?  I’d love to know how you make them!

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