Fit For a King Baked Beans
Simple put, these are royally good baked beans!
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
3 tablespoons minced gingerroot
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 (15-ounce) cans navy or Great Northern beans, drains and rinsed
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup light molasses
1/2 cup tomato catsup
1/2 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1/2 cup crushed gingersnaps
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 bay leaves
- Fry bacon until crisp in medium skillet; drain bacon thoroughly on paper towels. Discard all but 1 teaspoon bacon fat; add onions, gingerroot and garlic to skillet and sauté until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Mix all ingredients in 2-quart casserole.
- Bake, covered, at 300°F (150°C) for 2 hours; bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Discard bay leaves.
Makes 8 main dish servings, or 16 side dish servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of The Bean Education & Awareness Network.