Healthy/Spicy Barbecue Baked Beans and Spinach

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I originally got this recipe from Eating Well magazine. It was a baked beans and sausage dish. We were making bbq chicken on the grill, so I figured why not try it without the sausage. My bf said it was way better than the original recipe, so I thought I should post it. Feel free to experiment with the beans. I have made it with white kidneys beans and it is still yummy. If you are watching your weight this is a great, easy to prepare side dish for the summer months! Note: Make sure to rinse the beans it will cut down the sodium in this dish, so don't be afraid of the nutrition facts. I don't think recipezaar takes into account rinsing the beans when it figures the nutrition information.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil on medium high heat in a deep skillet or large sauce pan.
  2. Add spinach, garlic and jalapeno and cook until spinach is wilted (3-4 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together sauce, water, paste, molasses, salt and pepper.
  4. Add sauce, bacon, and beans to pan.
  5. Cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.
Most Helpful

I didn't use molasses or tomato paste, and I used ham instead of bacon, and I added onions. I like the healthy flavor the jalapeno and garlic add. Didn't measure.

Anabanna March 18, 2013