Lightened Up Baked Beans

Lightened Up Baked Beans

Traditional baked beans seem innocent enough, (they are beans, after all) but they can be a little sneaky in their content of sugar and carbs. This version uses low sugar ketchup and a sugar substitute that still adds plenty of sweetness.

Servings: 8


  • 4 slices bacon
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cans Great Northern Beans (or any type of small white bean), drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup no sugar added ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar substitute (we used Lakanto)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook bacon in a pan over medium heat until crispy. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels.
  3. In the same pan, cook onions in the bacon grease until they’re translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add all of the other ingredients into the pan, stirring to incorporate, and bring to a simmer.
  5. Pour into a 9×13 baking dish. Chop bacon and sprinkle on top. Cover with tinfoil and bake for 20 minutes.


Approximate Nutritional Information for 1 Serving (1/2 cup):

Calories: 128, Carbs: 25g (19.5g net), Fiber: 5.5g, Sugar: .5g, Protein: 8g


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