Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Baked Beans

Here's a great simple baked beans recipe. It really is easy to make them from scratch. Okay, not as easy as opening a can... but well worth it!!!

4 ounces sliced bacon, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 onion, chopped
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 pound dried navy beans, soaked in water over night and drained
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon dry mustard
1 Tablespoons cider vinegar

Heat oven to 300 o F. Cook the bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until nearly crisp, 5-7 minutes. Add the onion, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft, 4 to 6 minutes more.

Add the beans, molasses, ketchup, sugar, mustard and 5 cups water to the pot and stir to combine, bring to a boil.

Cover the pot and transfer to oven. Bake until the liquid is reduced by half, about 2-1/2 hours. Uncover and bake, stirring once, until the cooking liquid is thickened, 1 to 1-1/4 hours more. Stir in the vinegar and serve.

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