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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 201.7
  • Total Fat: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.4 mg
  • Sodium: 1,458.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.9 g
  • Protein: 12.2 g

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Baked Beans: more beans, less gas

Submitted by: ALEEMK

Introduction

Beans are a great source of protien and dietary fiber but most avoid them because they can also be a source of gas. Preparing them this way will guarantee less gas later. It does take quite a bit of time, but it makes about 12 cups so you can throw some in the freezer for later. Beans are a great source of protien and dietary fiber but most avoid them because they can also be a source of gas. Preparing them this way will guarantee less gas later. It does take quite a bit of time, but it makes about 12 cups so you can throw some in the freezer for later.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    6 cups pinto beans
    1/2 chicken breast
    2 teaspoons fat
    1 onion
    1.5 cups tomato sauce
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 tablespoons sugar
    3 teaspoons mustard
    2 teaspoons salt
    smoke flavor (optional)
    2 t chili sauce (optional)

Directions

Place the beans in a pot and cover them with water. Let them sit about 10 hours (overnight) in the water. This allows some of the gas to escape. In the morning, pour off the water and again cover them with water. Allow them to simmer for a couple hours until soft and again pour off the water. In another pot saute the onion in the fat until brown. Then add the tomato sauce and stir in the sugar and spices. Add the beans and cubed chicken and stir until mixed thoroughly. Simmer for approximately 3 hours to allow the flavor to soak into the beans and stir occasionally. Makes about 12 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALEEMK.






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  • Here's a great column about exactly this: http://nutritionfacts.org/blog/2011/12/05/
    beans-and-gas-clearing-the-air/ (NutritionFacts.org is an excellent resource. Non-commercial, and provides sources for all research cited.) - 12/6/11

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  • This is almost the same way I make dry beans and I agree it does do away with much of the gas. I add 1 tsp of Baking Soda to the soaking water then rinse very well, add new water and baking Soda then cook, rinse well again. I eat a lot of beans and this is a great way to help take the music out... - 5/29/11

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  • I have done bacon before but not chicken so will do this one soon. - 9/13/09

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  • I found the beans too bland so I recommend adding an extra 1 cup of tomato sauce and about 3 to 5 Tbsp sugar. This recipe is versatile. I didn't have enough pinto beans so I also used black beans and small white beans. I will make this again and freeze half of the beans. - 5/14/09

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  • This recipe will cut down on the gas, but if you want to cut the smell add some ground ginger over the top of the pot just before serving, and stir it in well. Small amount will not affect the taste of the dish. Use it with beans of all kinds. You still pass gas, but you don't smell it! - 5/13/09

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  • This sounds utterly fantastic! I'm going to try it this weekend! - 5/11/09

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  • i love this recipe and can't wait to try it! - 5/9/09

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  • WOW! Wonderful. - 5/9/09

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  • This sounds so good! I cant have the carbs for a while though, so I just look at the recipe and think about eating it. - 5/8/09

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  • this sounds so good - 5/8/09

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