Homemade baked beans taste so much better than any store-bought beans. You can make them on your day off and reheat them within 3 days for convenience in apinch.
112-ounce can organic Great Northern beans
1tablespoonextra-virgin olive oil
1 medium sweet organic onion, coarsely chopped
3stripsmeatless smoked bacon, chopped
2tablespoonsorganic brown sugar
¼cuporganic blackstrap molasses
2tablespoonspure maple syrup
1tablespooncoarse deli mustard, or other
1organic orange, Valencia or other
Sea salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Drain the beans and rinse under cold water, then drain again. Turn them into a bowl. Add the olive oil, chopped onion, meatless bacon, brown sugar, molasses, maple syrup, and mustard. Grate the zest from about one-third of the orange and add about atablespoon of the orange zest to the bowl. Into a separate bowl, squeeze the juice from the orange, picking out any seeds, then add the juice to the bowl with the beans. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and pepper. Toss well, using two wooden spoons to combine. Taste for seasonings.
Spray a 3-quart glass baking dish with olive oil or organic canola oil spray. Turn the bean mixture into the prepared baking dish. Cover the dish tightly with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, until beans are hot and bubbling.