Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans {LOW CALORIE}

Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

This Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans is low in calories and made from canned beans (not canned baked beans though).

You can enjoy this smoky BBQ beans baked camping recipe staple for just 149 calories per 1/2 cup serving, and the sugar is low thanks to our low calorie cooking tricks.

Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

In this article you will learn how to make baked beans in the oven, with real bacon, or turkey bacon if you prefer.

Plus you’ll learn how to cut calories for baked bean recipes with bacon without cutting serving size or sacrificing flavor.

This Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans is just 149 calories and makes a great camping recipe…

Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

This sweet baked beans recipe comes with everything you need to make healthy recipes for BBQ baked beans.

From a shopping list, to a “how to guide”. Even a printable recipe card and nutrition label have been supplied in the sections below.

Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

You can skip ahead to the sharable recipe card, or use the helpful shopping list and how to guide to answer your questions on how to make this Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Baked Beans Recipes (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Baked Beans from Scratch
  • Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Baked Bean Recipes

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Ingredients for Baked Beans Recipes

It’s easy to make a sweet baked bean recipe without adding loads of unhealthy sugar. We have some low calorie cooking tips to help you cut calories…

Low Calorie Cooking Tips:

  • Zero calorie all-natural brown sugar: We use this all natural sweetener to add a boost of sweetness to these homemade BBQ baked beans. It has zero calories and works great in this recipe.
  • Homemade Barbecue Sauce: Our homemade BBQ sauce is low in calories and packed full of flavor! Try this Honey Bourbon BBQ sauce when making baked bean side dishes.
  • Real Bacon: Yes, you read the correctly… We use real bacon. I find it’s easier to get people to eat healthy if you use the “real thing” but just less of it. We use only 2 slices of bacon for 4 servings (just 1/2 slice per person). It adds amazing flavor, but you can use turkey bacon if you prefer.
Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

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Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this good baked beans recipe you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for the best baked beans recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

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How to Make Baked Beans from Scratch

We make this baked bean dish with canned beans… but unlike most of the recipes you’ll find, we don’t use (sugar and preservative packed) canned baked beans to make this amazing beans recipe.

To make this a good recipe for baked beans, that’s both delicious and good for you. We use canned beans and add our own spices. Then we bake it all up in one pan (saving you cleanup time) until you have delicious, thick baked beans recipe that you’ll want to enjoy at home and around the campfire.

Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

How to Make Grillin Beans Recipe for Camping and Backyard BBQ’s:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet (or oven safe skillet or dutch oven), cook the bacon over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook until crisp, about 5-8 minutes then remove from the pan and crumble into a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Add the onion and the bell pepper to the pan and cook, over medium heat, for 5 minutes until starting to soften.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the homemade barbecue sauce, zero calorie all-natural brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and beans.
  6. Stir well, cover with foil (or oven safe lid) and move to the oven.
  7. Bake the beans for 25 minutes, until until sticky and bubbling. Uncover and top with crumbled bacon. 
  8. Serve hot, or chill to serve cold.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

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Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

This Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans is just 149 calories per 1/2 cup (and that’s a HUGE serving!) and is low in calories when compared with most sweet baked beans recipes.

Learn how to make baked beans from scratch with this easy baked beans recipe….

Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

LOW CALORIE Sweet Baked Beans Recipe

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This low calorie recipe for barbecue baked beans is just 149 calories per 1/2 cup.
We used REAL BACON in this recipe and in the nutrition calculations. However, you could use turkey bacon or omit the bacon all together to lower calories or to make this recipe vegan.
This sweet baked bean recipe is great for backyard barbecues or camping meals. I like to pre-make the baked beans recipe and then brown some ground turkey, pour over the pre-cooked homemade baked beans and serve over the campfire for camping dinners.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 149 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven safe skillet or cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • In a large cast iron skillet (or oven safe skillet or dutch oven), cook the bacon over medium-high heat.
  • Cook until crisp, about 5-8 minutes then remove from the pan and crumble into a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Add the onion and the bell pepper to the pan and cook, over medium heat, for 5 minutes until starting to soften.
  • Turn off the heat and add the homemade barbecue sauce, zero calorie all-natural brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and beans.
  • Stir well, cover with foil (or oven safe lid) and move to the oven.
  • Bake the beans for 25 minutes, until until sticky and bubbling. Uncover and top with crumbled bacon.
  • Serve hot, or chill to serve cold.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 19.9gProtein: 7.1gFat: 4.6gSaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 473mgPotassium: 302mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 8gCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
Keyword BBQ, camping, green beans
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Nutrition and Calories in Baked Bean Recipes

This healthy recipe for baked beans uses two low calorie cooking tips:

  1. Zero calorie all-natural brown sugar: We use this all natural sweetener to add a boost of sweetness to these homemade BBQ baked beans. It has zero calories and works great in this recipe.
  2. Homemade Barbecue Sauce: Our homemade BBQ sauce is low in calories and packed full of flavor! Try this Honey Bourbon BBQ sauce when making baked bean side dishes.
Healthy Recipe for Barbecue Baked Beans

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