Healthy Baked Beans with Ground Turkey | Instant Pot + Stove Top
This homemade healthy baked beans recipe literally makes the best baked beans I've ever had–it's an old family recipe that I've lightened up a bit with ground turkey, turkey bacon, and a homemade pork and beans recipe instead of the canned stuff.
Dice and cook the onions in a large pan. I've been buying frozen diced onions, and I have to tell you that they are a game changer!
Add ground meat to the onions in the pan. You can use ground turkey, lean beef, or even chicken for this recipe. I really think it doesn’t make a huge difference because of the amount of seasonings you’re going to add.
While that is cooking, add all of the other ingredients to a large baking dish. I drain the liquid out of one can of beans, then set the liquid aside in case beans look dry after cooking. If you choose to use more than 2 cans of beans, save half of the liquid for that.
When meat and onions are cooked, add the mixture to your baking dish and mix well. The bacon you see in this is from the homemade pork and beans recipe that I use instead of canned pork and beans.
Cook at 350 degrees for an hour. If using a smoker, you can easily cook them in there for an hour–the flavor is delicious!