Brave New Baked Beans

This is an outstanding throw-back dish sans Babe the pig. Bravely entering the world of plant-based food this dish is rich and terribly satisfying to the palate. Molasses and tomato paste set the background palate for a deep umami experiecne. Key to this dish is a slow bake. Serve it up with rice or potato and  a pungent or nippy salad to balance the richness.

Brave New Baked Beans
This is an outstanding throw-back dish sans Babe the pig. Bravely entering the world of plant-based food this dish is rich and terribly satisfying to the palate. Molasses and tomato paste set the background palate for a deep umami experience. Key to this dish is a slow bake. Serve it up with rice or potato and a pungent or nippy salad to balance the richness.
Servings
8-12 people
Servings
8-12 people
Brave New Baked Beans
This is an outstanding throw-back dish sans Babe the pig. Bravely entering the world of plant-based food this dish is rich and terribly satisfying to the palate. Molasses and tomato paste set the background palate for a deep umami experience. Key to this dish is a slow bake. Serve it up with rice or potato and a pungent or nippy salad to balance the richness.
Servings
8-12 people
Servings
8-12 people
Ingredients
  • 4 links Field Roast Brand Frankfurters* (if not using Filed Roast Brand use 6 links
  • 2 cups dried navy or other white beans soaked and cooked (about 4 cups)
  • 1 large white onion chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup molases
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Worchester Sauce
  • 2 tbsp safflower oil or other high heat-point oil
  • 2 tbsp stone-grand mustard
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar unpasteurized
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger fresh
  • 1 tsp black pepper course ground
  • 1 tsp Yakima Smoked Salt*
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in large sauce pan and sauté onion, garlic and ginger until translucent.
  3. In the meantime cut Frankfurters into small pieces and set aside for further use. An easy way to do this is to cut the Franks in half lengthwise, and then in half lengthwise again. Then cut into small pieces the size of lima beans.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, except cooked beans and Frankfurters, to sauce pan and mix well. Add beans and mix until evenly coated. Transfer mixture into a heavy lidded pan (cast iron or other Dutch Oven is ideal) and spread Frankfurters on top.
  5. Bake covered in 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, stir Frankfurters into the body of the beans. Return to oven and bake for another 10-20 minutes. You want the beans to be rich and thick and deep in color.
  6. Cook time will depend on the type of pan you are baking it in. (If using a pan covered with foil, be sure the foil is on tight as you do not what to lose the moisture.)
  7. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

*Field Roast Frankfurters Field Roast believes real is better than fake. That’s why their old world-style vegetarian frankfurters are made using the simple tenets of good cooking, real ingredients and uncomplicated techniques. Fresh garlic, fresh onions and their own traditional blend of spices make the difference.

*Worcestershire Sauce, a cooking sauce first commercialized in the early 1800’s, is used in many baked dishes, soups and even in drinks. Until recently it has always contained anchovies. There are several vegan Worcestershire Sauces on the market including The Wizard’s and Annie’s Naturals Organics. You can also search on line for many home-made recipes.

*Yakima Smoked Salt – is smoked over Aged Applewood, one of the most popular fruit woods used in smoking. It creates a delicious, memorable, savory flavor. It can be purchase at various health food stores and Coops.

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