Vegan & GAPs Baked Beans
I’m officially crowning these Corn Free!!! Go forth and make others happy. I’ve been eating these without a problem, almost daily (which is unheard of) for a couple of weeks. In fact, at one point, it was pretty much all there was to eat. That, and some frozen peas. I know. Beggars can’t be choosers.
I didn’t realize how much I missed baked beans until I made these, and was stuck by how much the tasted like baked beans. But I must confess, I’m chasing the dragon with this one. You know how they say you can never get back to that first amazing time you have something? Well it’s true. For those of you that know me well, you know there was a time where I measured absolutely nothing in the kitchen and had the most amazing results. In fact ,when The Papa was hounding me about writing books and blogging, I was forced to measure. There was a time when things just didn’t taste as good anymore. I had to “learn to cook” all over again. Every now and again, especially when I’m making food for myself, I measure nothing. I completely regret that now. This is as close to the original that I could get. Don’t get me wrong, it’s very delicious, it’s just, I’m chasing the dragon. I hope you like these as much as I do.
On a side note, I eat them cold from the fridge. I can’t tolerate them hot. It’s a thing.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free Nut Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Vegan, GAPs
2 30-ounce Cans Eden Organic Navy Beans
2 7-ounce Jars Bio Nature Tomato Paste
1 9-ounce jar + 6 tsp Organic Maple Butter
10 tsp Organic Onion Granules
7 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
Optional: Pinch of Organic Black Pepper and Organic Dried Chives
Heat a pot on medium meat (275) and add your beans. Don’t drain them. After 5 minutes (stirring here and there), add the tomato paste, maple butter, onion, and salt. Reduce the meat to medium-low (200) and allow it to simmer for up to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. That’s it. Don’t you love it when simple things come together so well?
Although it seems like a lot of sugar in the maple, it’s divided over 10 servings. Well, I portion mine into 10 servings and it’s just right for me.