Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans

When the folks at D’Vash Date Nectar sent me a bottle of their product and I was trying to think of what I could create with it.  You might have seen my Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream sweetened with this stuff!  On the savory side of things, my first thought was Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans.

Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans

The date nectar can be used literally anywhere you would use molasses (very similar consistency) and in any dish or smoothie you’d like to sweeten.  Made with organic California dates, the nectar is non-GMO, fat-free, gluten-free and of course, vegan.

The wonderful folks at D’Vash Organics have sent me a coupon code for you to use if you’d like to try the date nectar.  Simply use the code DVASH_LIVINGVEGAN when checking out to get 15% off of your order*

Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans

In another small bowl, combine water and cornstarch.

In a small sauce pan, combine the barbecue sauce, apple juice, mustard, Worcestershire, date nectar and brown sugar.

Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans

Saute onions until translucent, add beans and your sauce.  Add the cornstarch mixture and cook for about 2-3 minutes.

Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans

In an oven-safe dish, bake until bubbly and a bit caramelized around the edges.

Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans

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Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans

Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans
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Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans

Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans
Course Side Dish
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author aimee

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 c Onion sliced
  • 15 oz. Can of Pinto Beans WITH LIQUID
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/4 C Vegan Ketchup
  • 1/4 C Vegan Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Date Nectar
  • 1 tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • pinch Pepper
  • dash Garlic Powder
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute the onions until translucent.

  3. Combine water with the cornstarch in a small bowl and stir until dissolved. Stir this mixture into the onions and add the beans.

  4. Add all of the remaining ingredients to this mixture and stir until well incorporated.  Cook for 2-3 minutes to thicken.

  5. Cover the dish and bake for 45 minutes until bubbly and caramelized around the edges.

  6. Let sit for 5-10 minutes after removing from the oven prior to serving.
  7. This recipe can easily be doubled. Makes about four 1/2 Cup servings.

 

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