Down Home Baked Beans

Added to Recipes on Tue 09/14/2010


Serves 4


1/2 cup sugar-free, low-fat barbecue sauce

1/4 tsp dry mustard

1/3 cut small white onion, grated

3 tbsp low-fat bacon bits

1 cup cannellini beans, drained (If you prefer a more Southern taste, try substituting 1/2 cup canned, drained collard greens for the kale.)

1 cup fresh kale, cleaned and roughly chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper



In a small saucepan over high heat, combine the barbecue sauce with the dry mustard, onion, bacon bits, beans, and kale. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer the beans for 10 minutes, or until the kale is tender, stirring occasionally. The sauce should thicken slightly and the beans should be very tender. Season the beans with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.


Nutrition Facts

1.6 g fat

113 calories

7 g protein

18 g carbohydrates

4 mg cholesterol

4 g fiber

570 mg sodium



Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito is a popular television personality and the author of numerous hit cookbooks including his current New York Times bestseller Now Eat This! available wherever books are sold.


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