I love baked beans. I used to love having them with hot dogs over the summer at barbecues and stuff, but there are so many ways to enjoy them vegan style; like with some sautéed greens or vegan mac n’ cheese.
I used some super yummy Maple & Onion baked beans by a company called Field Day, and while I didn’t find a vegan certified label on the can (even though the ingredients seem to be 100% vegan), I was super excited to see a label for BPA-free can lining.
So potentially when I made this, it wasn’t 100% vegan, but, you can totally find your favorite vegan baked beans to use, or find a recipe and make your own batch; the one below by Minimilist Baker has my attention :p
Baked Beans n' Greens
I had a lot of spinach that needed to get used up, so I sauteed it with a can of baked beans, and the result was delicious; with a little added flavor, it was even more delicious.
- 1/4 cup veggie stock
- 2 cups spinach
- 15 oz baked beans (1 can)
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp NOLA cajun seasoning by Seasonality Spices
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat the veggie stock in a medium size skillet over medium/high heat, and add the spinach once it starts boiling. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
Once the spinach is cooked down, add the rest of the ingredients, and cook for about another 5 minutes over medium/high heat.
Feel free to get creative with your favorite flavors and seasonings, I just used what I’ve been liking lately; like this NOLA Red Cajun Seasoning by Seasonality Spices.
I hope you’ve BEAN having a great summer and going to lots of awesome BBQ fun-ness 🙂