Blueberry Barbecue Baked Beans

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Portions: 6
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Amount per serving
Daily Value %*
Total Fat2g3%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Total Carbohydrates50g17%


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white beans, such as cannellini or navy, drained and rinsed
  • 1⁄4 cup unsulfured molasses ­ blackstrap
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1⁄4 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 4 drops liquid smoke


  1. Over medium heat, in a medium saucepan, add olive oil and white onion. Cook until onion is translucent; add garlic.
  2. Cook until garlic becomes fragrant; add beans, molasses, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder and ginger.
  3. Stir and let thicken for 5­-8 minutes.
  4. Toss in half of the blueberries and macerate with beans; add liquid smoke.
  5. Stir and let cook an additional 5­-8 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and add in the remaining blueberries, jalapeño, lime zest and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Garnish with basil.

About This Recipe

Recipe by Carlene Thomas, “Healthfully Ever After” Blog

A traditional comfort food gets a sweet and savory update with blueberry barbecue baked beans. Try these as an easy side with a burger, or bring blueberry barbecue baked beans to your next potluck for a dish that’s not soon to be forgotten.

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