Yesterday afternoon, I decided to try out a new vegan “chicken” dish.  I was so sure that it would be great, that I called a few friends and said, “Come on over for dinner.  I’m making a vegan meal and I promise that it will be, at the very least mediocre.”  We laughed, but in the end the laugh was on me!

Lo’ n’ behold, three-quarters of the way through, I tasted the sauce and I was like…”YUK!”  And now what?  People are coming and this dish doesn’t even live up to its mediocre promises!  What to do?

Our Lady of Weight Loss to the rescue.  She pulled the following recipe out of her Habit, and we got busy dicing, chopping, stirring and humming a happy tune!

Here, Second Chances Back-on-the-Bandwagon Baked Beans, giving Second Chance February a whole new meaning!


3 strips Turkey Bacon
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup shallots, diced3 cloves garlic, diced
1 Tbs. chile powder
1 Tbs. ground cumin
1 – 14 1/2 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 – 14 1/2 oz. can pinto beans, drained
1 – 14 1/2 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
2 Tbs. hot sauce, smoky flavor (chipotle will do well!!!)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup water
1 Tbs. cider vinegar
salt n’ pepper to taste


Cook turkey bacon as directed on the package.
In a large pot, combine olive oil, shallots, and garlic; cook on medium heat until shallots are soft (about 5 minutes, more or less).
Crumble cooked turkey bacon; add with remaining ingredients.
Bring to boil and then simmer for 45 to 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Dishes like this are just as good if not better the second day, so I make enough to last!!!

Serve with rice and a salad, and you’ve got a 5 yum healthy happening!


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