Apple Bean Bake
Adapted from Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly: Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, Phyllis Pellman Good
Portion: 1/2 cup (125 mL)
Cost per serving: $0.23
2 x 14-oz cans (2 x 398-mL cans) brown baked beans in tomato sauce
1/4 cup (50 mlL) brown sugar, lightly packed
1/3 cup (75 mL) ketchup
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ginger, ground
1 tbsp (15 mL) molasses
Step 1: Wash and dice the apples and place in the slow cooker. Ready-sliced apples work well in the recipe and save time.
Step 2: Mix all the other ingredients with the apples in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3–4 hours.
Quick Tip: Canned brown baked beans work well in this easy-to-assemble recipe. Mix all the ingredients in the slow cooker first thing in the morning and it should be ready for lunch.
Serve with a whole-wheat roll to make a complete meal that is high in fibre, protein, and micronutrients.