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Healthy Ranch Beans {gluten free, low fat}

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Let’s talk Ranch Beans…there are so many different variations, and some include chili powder and paprika, but this recipe adds meat and just a few simple ingredients you may already have in your fridge and pantry!

So what sparked this healthier take on ranch beans? Well, several years ago, I had a boyfriend whose mom was an amazing cook! One of her signature side dishes for cookouts and family get-togethers was her ranch beans. They were delicious and full of pork n beans, ground beef, and brown sugar. I still don’t know what had me craving these, but I reached out to her and asked for the recipe last week and she responded right away! I have never been so excited to make a side dish! Unfortunately, the canned pork n beans are NOT gluten free, according to their website, so I had to make a change there. And while I was making that change, I decided to make this recipe just a tad bit healthier to better fit my lifestyle. And they turned out AMAZING!

So here’s what you’ll need:

  • 28 ounce can of Bush’s Original Baked Beans (do not drain)
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion 
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 

Directions:

  • Heat a medium skillet to medium-high heat and cook the ground turkey and onion together until the turkey is cooked through and no longer pink
  • Stir in maple syrup, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce
  • Pour into greased 9×13 baking dish with beans and stir to combine
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, uncovered

It’s seriously that simple! And these beans are loaded with flavor, healthy carbs, protein, and fiber! They are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next cookout!

Healthy Ranch Beans {gluten free, low fat}

5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 28 ounce can Bush's Original Baked Beans do not drain
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey 93% lean
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Lea & Perrins is gluten free!

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with avocado or olive oil and set aside
  • Add ground turkey and chopped onion to medium skillet and turn heat to medium-high
  • Cook until turkey is cooked through and onions are translucent
  • Add maple syrup, ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce to turkey and onions and stir to combine
  • Pour into greased baking dish with beans and stir to combine
  • Bake at 350 degrees (uncovered) for 20 minutes

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 34.4gProtein: 17gFat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 37.5mgSodium: 682.7mgPotassium: 225.6mgFiber: 4.6gSugar: 17.5g
Keyword baked beans, Gluten Free, healthy ranch beans, ranch beans
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