Slow Cooker Tamarind Baked Beans

BY : PUBLISHED : August 16th, 2013 UPDATED: October 17th, 2022

As far as inexpensive, nutritious plant foods go, legumes are hard to beat! Even using organic cannellini beans, this whole dish costs me only about $3 and packs a serious nutritional punch.

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If you're unfamiliar with tamarind, you can pick some up at your local Asian market. One can of concentrate only costs a couple dollars and lasts for quite awhile. It adds a pleasant acidity to the baked beans in lieu of the cider vinegar that I usually use.

If you don't own a slow cooker, this recipe can be adapted to the oven. Try cooking in a lidded casserole dish for 6-8 hours at 250F.

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Slow Cooker Tamarind Baked Beans

Honor
Making your own baked beans is so healthy! If you haven't used tamarind, I recommend it. It adds a pleasant acidity to the baked beans in lieu of the cider vinegar that I usually use.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 431 kcal
METHOD Slow Cooker
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound of dried white beans
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • cup of sugar (brown or white)
  • ¼ cup of tamarind concentrate
  • 1 Tablespoon of liquid smoke
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cornstarch, optional

Instructions
 

  • Sort beans. Cover with water in a medium bowl and soak overnight.
  • In the morning, drain and rinse beans. Combine beans, onion, vegetable broth, sugar, tamarind concentrate, and liquid smoke in slow cooker.
  • Cook beans, covered, for 4-6 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.
  • Once beans are tender, check for seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you'd like a thicker sauce, make a slurry of a tablespoon of cornstarch and a couple tablespoons of water. Add to beans, stir well and bring beans to a boil until sauce has thickened.

Notes

If you don’t own a slow cooker, this recipe can be adapted to the oven. Try cooking in a lidded casserole dish for 6-8 hours at 250F.

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 22gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 588mgPotassium: 1676mgFiber: 14gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 301IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 226mgIron: 10mg
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Loves baking, gardening and preparing delicious, compassionate meals for her vegan family of four.

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