Who doesn’t love baked beans? It’s a staple dish for many families. Here is an easy recipe for Boston Baked Beans that you can make in your crock pot. This will be perfect for those days when you are busy with the kids – just set it up before bedtime and come home to a hot, hearty meal!
prep: 30 mins cook: 4 hrs additional: 30 mins total: 4 hrs 60 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings
¼ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons molasses
½ pound bacon
2 cups navy beans
½ cup ketchup
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
Soak beans overnight in cold water. Simmer the beans in the same water until tender, approximately 1 to 2 hours. Drain and reserve the liquid.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Arrange the beans in a 2 quart bean pot or casserole dish by placing a portion of the beans in the bottom of dish, and layering them with bacon and onion.
In a saucepan, combine molasses, salt, pepper, dry mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and pour over beans. Pour in just enough of the reserved bean water to cover the beans. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
Bake for 3 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until beans are tender. Remove the lid about halfway through cooking, and add more liquid if necessary to prevent the beans from getting too dry.
Per Serving: 382 calories; protein 20.7g; carbohydrates 63.1g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 1320.3mg.