All-American Barbecued Beans (Diabetic)

1 slice bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained
2 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 8 packets Equal® sweetener or 1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful™
  1. Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces; cook in medium saucepan over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion and cook until bacon is crisp and onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Combine ketchup, vinegar, water, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper; add to bacon mixture. Stir in beans. Reduce heat and simmer, covered until flavors are blended, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in Equal®.

Makes 4 servings.

Microwave Directions: Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces and place in 1 1/2-quart microwavable casserole. Cook uncovered at HIGH 1 minute. Add onion and cook at HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, stirring once. Combine ketchup, vinegar, water, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; add to bacon mixture. Stir in beans and cover with lid or plastic wrap. Cover and cook at HIGH 4 minutes, then cook at medium 8 to 10 minutes or until flavors are blended, stirring twice. Stir in Equal®.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (1/2 cup): 185 cal., 9 g pro., 36 g carbo., 1 g fat, 1 mg chol., 491 sodium.

Food Exchanges: 2 Bread, 1 Vegetable.

Barbecued Beans

1 slice bacon
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup catsup
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained
1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful*
  1. Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces. Cook in medium saucepan

    over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until bacon is crisp and onion is tender, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir catsup, vinegar, water, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper into bacon mixture. Stir in beans; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 to 20 minutes to blend flavors. Stir in Equal®.

Makes 4 servings.

* May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: calories 185, protein 9 g, carbohydrate 36 g, fat 1 g, cholesterol 1 mg, sodium 491 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Baked Stuffed Apples

4 small apples
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful™
1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped dates
  1. Remove apple cores, leaving 1/2-inch at bottom of each apple. Prick skins with fork; set aside.
  2. In a small shallow microwaveable casserole, melt margarine. Stir in Equal, cinnamon, lemon juice and dates. Spoon date mixture into apple centers; place apples in casserole.
  3. Microwave, covered, at High (100%) for 4 to 6 minutes or until apples are tender. Let stand a few minutes and spoon liquid back into apples before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Per Stuffed Apple: 90 calories, 0.4 g protein, 1/3 g fat, 21.4 g carbohydrate.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

1 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes or other potatoes, quartered
2 teaspoons bottled minced roasted garlic*
1/4 cup light dairy sour cream
2 to 4 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary, thyme, or oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

  1. In a covered large saucepan cook potatoes in a small amount of boiling water for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Drain in a colander; return to saucepan.
  2. Add garlic to potatoes. Mash with a potato masher or an electric mixer on low speed. Add sour cream, milk, desired herb, salt, and pepper. Beat until light and fluffy.

Makes 4 servings.

*To roast your own garlic: For every 1 teaspoon of roasted garlic, wrap 3 unpeeled garlic cloves in foil. Bake in a 400¿F oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until cloves feel soft when pressed. When cool enough to handle, squeeze garlic paste from cloves.

Nutritional facts per serving: calories (1/4 of recipe): 122, total fat: 1g, saturated fat: 1g, monounsaturated fat: 0g, polyunsaturated fat: 0g, cholesterol: 5mg, sodium: 168mg, carbohydrate: 24g, total sugar: 1g, fiber: 2g, protein: 4g, vitamin A: 0%, vitamin C: 29%, calcium: 6%, iron: 10%, starch: 1.5diabetic exchange.