Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Chiquita Bananas are the secret ingredient in this spicy and hearty, slow-cooked baked bean dish.
- 2 Tbsp.
large Onion, chopped
Jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
- 40 oz.
can Pinto beans (or pork and beans for non vegetarian version), drained
very ripe, whole Chiquita Bananas (with brown flecks on peel), peeled
- 15 oz.
can Tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup
- 1 tsp.
- 2 Tbsp.
- 1 tsp.
Cayenne pepper, or more or less to taste
- 1/4 tsp.
White pepper, optional
- 1 Tbsp.
healthy Chiquita Banana Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans Recipe
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a very large, oven-safe skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions and jalapeño until the onions are soft and translucent, but not browned. Stir in beans, remove from heat and set aside. Place remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree. Add puree to the beans and stir to combine. Place skillet in oven and bake for about 1 3/4 hours, or until beans are thick and somewhat sticky, not syrupy.
*Worcestershire sauce contains a small amount of anchovies. Omit this ingredient for vegetarians and those who cannot eat fish.
Serving Suggestions: For a non vegetarian version substitute bacon drippings for the canola oil and add a variety of chopped meats to the skillet with the beans. Cooked bacon, sausage, hot dogs, beef, and even poultry make great additions.
Beverage Pairings: Enjoy with a bottle of brown ale or your favorite beer.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories 320; Total Fat 5 g (Sat 0 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 2.5 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 330 mg; Potassium 990 mg; Total Carbohydrates 60 g; Dietary Fiber 15 g; Total Sugars 15 g; Protein 14 g. Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin B6 30%; Vitamin C 20%; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 8%; Iron 20%.