Gluten Free Recipe -
Crockpot Baked Beans
Looking for an awesome & easy gluten free Summer side dish? Well, our GF baked beans fit the bill perfectly. And this dish is customizable to keep it fresh and new all year round with seasonal nuances. See below for our customizable options. And this dish is tasty for GF and non-GF folks alike and comes with plenty of fiber.
And just like most of our recipes, this one is easy and makes enough to freeze for leftovers later. Going GF is all that more easy when you can have some things in the fridge or freezer for meals in a pinch and these baked beans are great. We put them in small tupperware (Gladware actually) containers that freeze well. They can thaw in the fridge usually in 24 hours or drop 'em in a microwavable bowl for a quick heat & eat option.
All the fixins for this recipe can be had at your local Walmart - at least at our local Walmart - so it's worth mentioning that Walmart has started a mini-GF section. They carry a handful of Bob's Red Mill stuff, GF breakfast cereal and other GF treats. It's NOT the best GF section in town but it's a start and I applaud Walmart and ask them to keep adding to their GF line-up because as the largest retailer on the planet, Walmart can have a huge impact in giving gluten allergy sufferers convenient & healthy options. Thanks!
And now for the ingredients...
1 - #10 can of Bushs Baked Beans (124oz)
1 - 20oz package of Jennie O Ground Turkey (lean, NOT extra lean)
2 Tbsp brown sugar
optional customizing ideas:
1 - medium jar Chipotle Salsa
1 green pepper
1 sweet red onion
1 bag of navy beans (requires 48 hours soaking & extra cooking time)
Did we mention this recipe is easy?
OK, grab a large crockpot - 5+QT - and turn it on low. Open the baked beans and pour into the crock. Cover. Now, brown the ground turkey in a skillet. Drain off the grease and put the ground turkey into the crock with the baked beans, stir & cover. Cook on low for 4 hours +/- and then add the brown sugar. Cook for another 30 minutes +/-. The beans are essentially ready to serve. Keep the beans on low (or warm) while you finish the main course on the grill or stove.
~ The LifeAfterGluten Crew
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