Boston beans are one of the easiest meals that you can make as basically everything just gets chucked in the slow cooker and left for the day! It can be enjoyed as a meal on its own like a casserole or as a side dish instead of the usual, boring tinned baked beans.
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this as free or easily within your allowances due to lean meat being used, of course always check your plan for advice.
How to make these Boston beans without a slow cooker
Either way that doesn’t help you now so here is how to make this recipe without a slow cooker.
Firstly, gently fry the diced pork for five minutes, then add the onions and peppers and fry for another couple of minutes. Add everything else then simmer for around 30 minutes.
The beans can then be easily reheated either covered in the oven or in the microwave whenever you fancy.
Adaptions you can make to the Boston beans recipe
If you are not a fan of mixed beans then simply swap these for more haricot beans. Whilst these look different on their own they are actually the same beans used in an ordinary can of baked beans.
If you prefer to use sausage, gammon or bacon in this recipe it would work just as well. To ensure it is still healthy be sure to use low-fat sausages or remove the fat from gammon or bacon.
For a tasty vegetarian alternative try my smoky baked beans.
When to enjoy Boston beans
These are great not only for main meals but also for a filling and healthy breakfast. If you fancy it for breakfast simply put it in the slow cooker the evening before and you have a hot breakfast ready for whenever you wake up in the morning! Add an egg on top before you serve for an extra tasty breakfast.
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Easy Boston baked beans that are low syn, healthy and delicious so perfect for weight loss or healthy living.
900g Lean diced pork
2 Red onions finely chopped
2 red peppers deseeded and finely chopped
2 Cans of mixed beans in water, drained (300g cans)
1 can Haricot beans, drained (400g can)
2 tbsp Black treacle
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Mustard powder
2 tbsp Tomato puree
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp Granulated Sweetener
Remove all visible fat from the pork and place into the slow cooker.
Add all the other ingredients including the beans but ensure they are drained well first.
Stir thoroughly to combine.
Cook on high for 6-7 hours
Keywords: Slow cooker recipe, Boston beans
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