A baked soy beans with beef that looks like chili. But, it has more of a sweet and smoky flavor of low carb baked beans with the addition of ground beef.
It’s the middle of winter, but I’ve been craving one of my favorite summer picnic foods. However, it is a warm comfort food that’s perfect for February in New England.
Although it may sound impossible to make low carb baked beans, it isn’t. Black soy beans are low in total carbohydrates and high in fiber making them the perfect replacement for high carb beans.
To help reduce the carbs, I added some ground beef to the mix. Meats are always a good zero carb ingredient.
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This dish looks a lot like chili, but the taste is very different. It has more of the sweet and smoky flavor of baked beans with the addition of ground beef.
I did like the flavor of this meaty dish, but I may try eliminating the beef and add two more cans of soy beans. That would make it a more traditional low carb baked beans recipe.
Some may be opposed to eating soy, especially because it can contribute to estrogen dominance. However, Asians eat a lot of soy and don’t see to be negatively affected.
I believe that most things are okay in moderation. Even carbs are okay, but it’s best to get them from vegetable sources and not low carb junk food.
To make a low carb baked beans dish, you really need a good bean substitute. Black soy beans are the best that I’ve found.
So, give this one a try if you want to enjoy a little taste of summer in the middle of the winter!
Low Carb Baked Beans with Beef Recipe
Low Carb Baked Beans with Beef
- 3 slices bacon
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 15 oz cans Eden black soy beans drained
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 20 drops stevia glycerite
- 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses or Sukrin Gold
- 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cook bacon over medium high heat until evenly brown.
Drain, crumble, and set aside.
In same pan, cook ground beef with dried onion and garlic powder until beef is evenly brown.
Return bacon to pan.
Mix in the drained beans, water, tomato paste, stevia, molasses, vinegar, and liquid smoke.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place in baking pan, cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
Makes 8 servings
Net carbs per serving: 5g