New England Baked Beans
Fill your bean pot with this tasty version of New England baked beans.
1 pound dry packaged navy beans
8 ounces sliced bacon, cubed
2 cups chopped onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/3 cup unsulphured molasses
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place beans in large saucepan with water to cover by 2 inches; heat to boiling and boil 2 minutes. Let stand, covered, 1 hour; drain. Return beans to pan and enough water to come to the top of the beans; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until tender but not soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer beans and liquid to bean pot or 3-quart casserole.
- Stir bacon and reamining ingredients into beans.
- Bake, covered, at 250°F (120°C) for 1 hour; uncover and bake until desired thickness, 4 to 6 hours, stiring every hour.
Makes 8 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of The Bean Education & Awareness Network.