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Budget Friendly Bits: Sweet and Spicy BBQ Beans

Under $5: Sweet and Spicy Barbecued Beans


Adapted from Cooking Light JULY 2000

6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Cost per serving: $.80
Total Cost: $4.78

2 teaspoons olive oil – $.23
1 cup chopped onion – $.65
4 garlic cloves, minced – $.32
8 cups chopped kale (about 3/4 pound) – $1.34
1/2 cup water – free
1/2 cup hickory barbecue sauce – $.45
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard – $.08
1 tablespoon cider vinegar – $.03
1 teaspoon hot sauce – $.10
2 (16-ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained – $1.98

Prep Day: Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in remaining ingredients; spoon into a 2-quart casserole.

Freezing instructions: After spooning into casserole dish, cover and freeze for up to 3 months.

Serve Day: Thaw in refrigerator; bake as directed. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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