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Chickpea "Baked Beans" with Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Burger

Chickpea “Baked Beans”

Tastes like the best homemade baked beans but better! More easily digested than all beans!
No barbecue feast or picnic is complete without them! Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free.

Chickpea "Baked Beans" with Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Burger
Chickpea “Baked Beans” with Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Burger

Any homemade baked beans are superior to canned! See below all the preservatives, chemicals and “natural flavors” most major companies add.

Chickpea Baked Beans
Chickpea “Baked Beans” team with an All-American Burger, this one made with chicken & vegetables; lettuce wrap replaces the bun

I Love Baked Beans – just cannot digest them ~ I have been making this recipe for years… you will love them!

Chickpeas are full of fiber and protein, as well as being low in fat and calories. They also contain minerals such as iron and zinc, and are a good source of B vitamins including folic acid. In this recipe you do not need to soak them ~ just open two cans (organic please!)

Homemade tastes best without chemicals and preservatives. You will have many ingredients in your pantry.

Mine are chock full of yummy flavors – smothered with onions, shallots and garlic. Lots of tomatoes which I love and sprinkled with dark brown sugar and molasses for a definite sweetness. Chipotle chilis (the canned ones in adobe) add a touch of smokey heat.
My garden is flourishing with fresh thyme – and I think it is the perfect herb to add, complements the other flavors.

I make these chickpea “baked beans” from scratch often, they are that good – and I know (and can pronounce) all the ingredients!

It’s easy to make: cook the onions, shallots garlic and mustard seeds – add chopped tomatoes and the rest of the sauce ingredients.
Cover and simmer 20 minutes to blend the flavors – then add to a baking dish and pop into the oven for 20 minutes uncovered. That’s it!

I have adjusted the sugar content… lowered it  – just enough added for a sweet n’ sour flavor with a spicy punch from chipotle chiles.

Yes, you can use this method with any beans you desire.

Ingredients for the Chickpea "Baked Beans"
Ingredients for the Chickpea “Baked Beans”

Make the BEST” baked beans” using these ingredients:
Organic Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas), onion, shallot, garlic, yellow mustard seeds, canned San Marzano tomatoes, tomato paste, chipotle in adobe, brown sugar, molasses, balsamic vinegar, spicy brown mustard, sea salt and pepper.
I usually have ALL of these ingredients on hand.

Tomatoes, Molasses, Chipotles in Adobe, Balsamic Vinegar (in the recipe) all contain UMAMI – that fifth taste that lets food taste delicious; think sweet, sour, bitter, and salty.

Sautéing onions for the chickpea "baked beans"
Start the “sauce” for the chickpeas by sautéing onions, shallots, garlic and yellow mustard seeds
Chickpeas are added to the sauce base, simmered then baked
Chickpeas are added to the sauce base, simmered then baked
Add chickpeas in sauce to a baking dish - bake uncovered for 30 minutes
Add chickpeas with sauce to a baking dish – bake uncovered for 20 minutes
Add chickpeas in sauce to a baking dish - bake uncovered for 30 minutes
So yummy – all will love these!

The Chickpea “Baked Beans” will be surrounded by lots of sauce as it goes into the oven.
The purpose? – To condense the sauce and enhance the flavor! Bake for 20 minutes uncovered.

Chickpea "Baked Beans" out of the oven
Chickpea “Baked Beans” out of the oven – the flavor condenses and the color darkens 
Close-up: Chickpea "Baked Beans" out of the oven
Close-up: Chickpea “Baked Beans” out of the oven
Chickpea " Baked Beans" Perfect side dish for your upscale Burgers!
Perfect side dish for your upscale Burgers! See my Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Burger with Homemade Ranch Dressing

One of the most popular brand of Canned Baked Beans – Bush’s Best Original Baked Beans INGREDIENTS:

Prepared Navy Beans, Water, Brown Sugar. Contains 2% Or Less Of: Cured Bacon, Salt, Mustard (water, Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Paprika, Turmeric), Modified Corn Starch, Onion Powder, Caramel Color, Spice, Garlic Powder, Natural Flavor.

My take: First ingredient beans.. thats good, then, by volume, you get water! Then sugar – which means there is a lot of it.
Please never buy a product with caramel coloring! (It’s a carcinogenic.) Natural flavor.. I’m not surprised, yuck! – they are unwanted chemicals; fake flavors.
So – I make my own with awesome ingredients!  

Recipe can be made days ahead – will last well in a well sealed glass container in the refrigerator- at least one week.

Enjoy one of my favorite and updated SIDES!
Karen

Chickpea "Baked Beans" with Lettuce Wrapped Chicken Burger

Karen's Chickpea "Baked Beans"

Tastes like the best homemade baked beans but better! More easily digested than all beans!
No barbecue feast or picnic is complete without them! Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup onions peeled, 1/2" dice
  • 1/2 cup shallots peeled, 1/2" dice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic peeled and minced (or finely grated)
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 1/4 cups peeled chopped tomatoes* save 1 1/2 cup juice from 28 ounce can
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chipoltle in adobe minced (less if desired not too spicy)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar I use non GMO
  • 3 tablespoons molasses I use non GMO
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar (without caramel coloring
  • 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard I use organic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 2 cans chickpeas drained and rinsed, I use organic
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves (can use fresh parsley if needed)

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a heavy non-reactive pot - set to medium- low heat.
    Add onions and stir from time to time until translucent, yet not colored; 5 minutes.
    Add shallots, garlic and mustard seeds. Stir to incorporate - raise heat to medium and cook 3 minutes until just golden around the edges.
  • Add tomatoes - drained from there juice, stir and raise heat to HIGH. Cook, stirring until tomatoes start to stick (this is good!) for three minutes. (Lends a roasted flavor.)
  • Add remaining "sauce" ingredients - tomato paste, chipotle, brown sugar, molasses, balsamic vinegar, spicy brown mustard, sea salt and pepper.
    Give a big stir to incopotate, add tomato juice, bring to a boil, then to a low simmer.
  • Add drained chickpeas, stir well - cover and simmer 20 minutes.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the chickpea/sauce mixture to a baking dish to hold.
    Bake UNCOVERED in the oven 20 minutes - or until the sauce has reduced thickened somewhat.
  • The final Chickpea "Baked Beans" will be surrounded by sauce that has now been reduced and flavorful.

Notes

*I used 28 ounce can San Marzano Peeled Tomatoes (will have some tomato juice/puree left over.)
This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer 
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
KEYWORDS: better baked beans, chickpea baked beans
Nutrition Facts
Karen's Chickpea "Baked Beans"
Amount per Serving
Calories
128
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
244
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
422
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
10
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
18
g
20
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
352
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
18
mg
22
%
Calcium
 
64
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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