Molasses Baked Beans

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 9:30 am
By: News On 6


4 ounces 50% reduced fat pork sausage

3/4 cup onion, diced

1 can (15 ounce) pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup molasses

3 tablespoons chili sauce

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  • 1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, crumble and brown sausage 2-3 minutes or until almost cooked through.
  • 2. Add onions and cook an additional 3-4 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  • 3. Add beans, molasses, chili sauce and Worcestershire sauce and stir well. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 10-15 minutes or until sauce thickens.

Yield:  4 servings, approximately ½ cup each

Nutrition information per serving: 240 calories, 37g carbohydrate, 10.2g protein, 6.1g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 5.4g dietary fiber, 889mg sodium

Exchanges per serving: 2 ½ starch, 1 very lean meat

Source:  Adapted recipe by Jennifer Parham, RD, LD  St. John Medical Center