Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 4 hrs
Calories: 383 kcal per serving
A wonderful old-fashioned baked bean flavor. Quite easy, this recipe has been served by my family for 30 years and originally came from my great grandmother. served with fresh cornbread or biscuits and honey it’s just amazing. Although allow time for soaking and simmering the beans.
- 2 cups navy beans
- ½ pound bacon
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
- ½ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- In a bowl soak your beans overnight in cold water then Simmer them in the same water for 1 to 2 hours or until tender, Drain and reserve the liquid.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Using a bean pot or a casserole Arrange your beans in a 2 quart dish by placing a portion of the beans in the bottom of the dish, then layer them with onion and bacon.
- combine salt, molasses, pepper, dry mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar all together in a saucepan. When the mixture starts to boil, pour it over your beans. Pour in just enough of the reserved bean water to cover the beans. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
- Bake until the beans are tender, for 3 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, Remove the lid about halfway through cooking, add more liquid if you notice the beans are getting too dry.
This comforting, homey dish is delightfully flavored with salt pork molasses, onion, dry mustard and sugar. Boston baked beans have been made this way for centuries and never contain even a hint of tomato! They are the perfect picnic food and pair well with grilled chicken, also hamburgers and hot dogs.
Nutrition Facts: Per Serving: 383 calories; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 63.1g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 1320.3mg.