COFFEE BAKED BEANS
with charred onion, caramelized mushroom and brown sugar! If you like coffee, you’ll love these coffee baked beans!
1 T. margarine
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 med. yellow onions, cut into 3/4 inch squares
8 oz. fresh white mushrooms, sliced, not too thin
16 oz. can Heinz Vegetarian Beans (is gluten-free)
16 oz. can Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans (is gluten-free)
1 c. boiling water mixed in cup with 2-1/2 t. instant coffee ( I used Nescafe Clasico Suave light roast)
1/4 c. dark brown sugar
2 T. Balsamic vinegar
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
In large skillet, over medium-high heat, melt margarine with oil. Add onion, a little salt, then saute till charred on some sides and partially wilted.
Add mushrooms, a little more salt, and saute till caramelized (lightly browned).
Add remaining ingredients, stirring after each addition. Cook on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, then turn heat off till ready to reheat and serve. When reheating, add a little water if necessary and adjust for salt and pepper.
Notes: Use a good coffee flavored coffee. Our preference is Nescafe/Taster’s Choice. Canned beans never tasted so good.