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These smokey, sweet healthy southern baked beans are totally good for you! Plus they make the perfect summer cookout or potluck side dish. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Brewing Happiness


  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 15 oz cans navy beans
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour, any kind


  1. Preheat your oven to 350.

  2. Dice your onion, bell peppers and garlic. Heat a small-medium sized dutch oven pot over medium heat. Add in olive oil, onion, bell peppers and garlic and toss for 5-7 minutes. 

  3. After 5-7 minutes and the onion is beginning to become translucent, take your dutch oven off the heat. Add in all other ingredients (except flour) to the pot. Stir the pot until well combined. 

  4. Add the lid onto your dutch oven, and bake for 50-60 minutes. 

  5. Take your beans out of the oven and stir in 1 tablespoon of flour while the beans cool. 

  6. Serve with bread or eat as a side dish. EAT UP.