Cast Iron Skillet Baked Beans with Veggie Bacon


SoyBoy Organic Veggie Bacon adds a savory twist in this vegan recipe for cast-iron skillet baked beans created by Chef Dan Eaton.

Servings: 8


  1. Add 1 Tbs. vegetable oil to the skillet on medium to medium high heat. Add 7-8 slices of veggie bacon and carefully cook to crisp on both sides. You may need to add a little more oil as needed and adjust the heat down a bit as the skillet continues to heat up.
  2. While you’re keeping your eye on that, peel and dice 1 cup of onion and peel, mince the large clove of garlic and drain the beans through a strainer, reserving the liquid to add a bit to the skillet as needed.
  3. Take the bacon out of the skillet when crisped on both sides.
  4. Add a little more vegetable oil and sauté the onion to soften, stirring occasionally. Then add the garlic, cook that along for 30 seconds or so, and then add the 28-ounce can of vegetarian baked beans, add the two 15-ounce cans of drained beans, add approx. 1/3 – 1⁄2 cup reserved liquid, 1⁄2 cup barbecue sauce and 1 generous Tbs. mustard and bring it up to a simmer.
  5. Stir that occasionally as it is gently cooking along and thickening up.
  6. While that’s happening, crumble the cooked veggie bacon. Once the beans have thickened up, crumble the veggie bacon over the top and serve.

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