Baked Beans & Pears

Yesterday I came across a recipe for baked beans from the January 2011 issue of Clean Eating Magazine.

Unlike the dog from the Bush’s Baked Beans commercials, Kostas and Tucker do not know a secret recipe.

The unique thing about this recipe is the addition of pears. They are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of vitamin C for only 100 calories per serving. This time of year I add pears into my fruit/snack rotation. Yes, sometimes I eat more than just apples.

As usual, I tweaked the recipe featured in the magazine. This will be a great side dish for the week and possibly even the main dish for my brown-bagging.

**Updated–my hand was virtually slapped via Twitter for posting the recipe today–I feel I used the recipe for inspiration and the dish I made fits my needs and tastes. The folks at the magazine said I needed to take it down. An email or direct message – instead of a Tweet – would have been nice.**

If you like more sauce with the beans, just add a bit more water or broth. I used spicy brown mustard because that’s what I had on hand. The magazine recipe uses honey – I prefer the molasses for the extra dose of Iron.

It’s very random that I’d make this recipe, but I think it’s tasty.

Did you cook anything this weekend?
Bloggers–thoughts on posting recipes that are inspired by someone else but you’ve made your own?

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