Looking for a lower-calorie version of Boston Baked Beans? Look no further than this Recipe Makeover. Dressed up with figs, this recipe is sweet, spicy and higher in fiber than the traditional dish.
Per serving: 300 calories, 5g fat and 15g fiber.
Saves: 100 calories, 2g fat and adds 10g more fiber!
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Extra Time: 1 hr
(or until done, if cooking dry beans)
Yield: 4 x ½ cup servings
Although Boston Baked Beans are rich in fiber, they can be somewhat high in added sugar. "Black Beans with Figs and Bell Peppers" steps "outside the box", sweetening with luscious figs. Using black beans and topping with colorful veggies, this dish adds texture, taste and adventure to an old favorite.
Melt the butter (or heat the oil) in a large skillet over low heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, garlic, cloves, cumin and cilantro. Cook, stirring often, until the onion softens, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Add the diced figs, lemon juice and brown sugar to the onion-pepper mixture. Add the beans, cover and cook over low heat until the peppers are soft, about 20 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.
Serve hot or chilled.