Gluten Free Slow Cooker Baked Beans RecipeThere are certain things that make me crazy, like when gluten is added to foodsthat are naturally gluten-free! Like canned baked beans! For crying out loud,why ADD gluten to beans?So I decided to make my own baked beans gluten free recipe for a barbeque butI didn’t want to actually BAKE them because it is almost 100 degrees outsidewith like 99 percent humidity – ahhh… the joys of Florida in the summer!So with a little help of my slow cooker and a bag of Hurst Family Harvest Tri-Bean Soup mix, I made the most wonderful tasting gluten-free baked beans andkept my cool. They even had this fabulous smoky flavor without an ounce ofbacon, thanks to the flavor packet in the bean mix.
I really wanted to keep the recipe vegan for my sister but also please my g-kid Julian whose favorite food in the world is baked pork and beans.For a nice vegetarian or vegan meal, serve the beans over some gluten-freecornbread like we did – yummers!You need to plan ahead to make this recipe since the beans need to pre-cookand soak overnight but it takes very little work and I did the pre-cookingwhile I already had the kitchen heated up making dinner. Love this – do allthe cooking at one time!Slow Cooker Baked BeansIngredients1 packet Hurst Family Harvest Tri-Bean Soup Mix8 cups water1 cup chopped onion (about ½ medium onion)¼ cup ketchup
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar½ cup molasses¼ cup light brown sugar1 teaspoon dry mustard¼ teaspoon black pepperDirectionsThe night before, combine the bean from the bean mix (reserve the flavor packetfor later) and water in a large saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmerand cook for 1 ½ hours. Pour the beans and the cooking liquid into a bowl, letcool and refrigerate overnight (8 -12 hours).In the morning, drain off all but 1 cup of the liquid and put the beans into a slowcooker with the reserved flavor packet and the remaining ingredients. Cook onlow for 10 – 12 hours (you can cook longer if you like your beans softer). Toconcentrate the liquid more, turn the slow cooker to high for the last hour ofcooking
Can be made several days ahead, it gets better and better with time. Storecovered in the refrigerator.This gluten free recipe makes 10 servings.Simply…Gluten-Free Desserts is now available, with over 135 recipes notfeatured in my blog.Available at bookstores including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells,Books-a-Million and Amazon. You can get it also HERE Resource : http://simplygluten-free.com/blog/2011/07/gluten-free-slow-cooker-baked-beans.html