Baked Beans

Baked Beans
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Serves 6-8| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place the beans in a large bowl. Add enough water to cover by three inches. Let stand at least 10 hours. Drain and transfer to a large saucepan. Add just enough water to cover. Let simmer, adjusting the water level so the beans remain just covered, until the skins open readily, about 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the molasses, vinegar, mustard, sugar, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of water.
  3. Drain the beans. Place the onion in a 2-quart Dutch oven. Add the beans. Cover with the salt pork or bacon. Cover with the molasses mixture. Heat oven to 300° F. Cover Dutch oven and bake, checking often, until the beans are tender, the meat is falling apart, and the liquid is thick and bubbly, about 6 hours. Add more water (or even a second batch of the molasses mixture) if the beans start to dry out. Serve with buttered bread.
By June, 2005

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 446Calories From Fat 29%
  • Calcium 155mg
  • Carbohydrate 68g
  • Cholesterol 14mg
  • Fat 14g
  • Fiber 16g
  • Iron 5mg
  • Protein 13mg
  • Sat Fat 5g
  • Sodium 243mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Kitchen timer
Soaking the beans for a few hours before cooking is not necessary but will cut the cooking time.

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