Molasses Baked Beans
Recipe from Family Circle

Navy beans are cooked with bacon and molasses to create this classic side-dish recipe.

Molasses Baked Beans

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  • 1   pound 
    navy beans, picked over, rinsed and soaked overnight
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    baking soda
  • 4   slices 
    bacon, finely chopped
  • 1   medium 
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2  cup 
  • 1/4  cup 
    dark-brown sugar, packed
  • 2   cups 
    boiling water
  • 2   teaspoons 
    dry mustard
  • 1   teaspoon 
    cider vinegar
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    black pepper
Drain beans; place in a large saucepan. Cover with water by 2 inches; stir in baking soda. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; boil for 15 minutes, skimming off any foam that accumulates.
Meanwhile, heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon to skillet; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion to pan; cook 5 more minutes, stirring almost constantly.
Drain beans and transfer to slow cooker insert. Top with bacon mixture. Stir in molasses, sugar, boiling water and 1 teaspoon of the dry mustard. Cover; cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 6-1/2 hours.
Remove cover; stir in remaining 1 teaspoon dry mustard, the cider vinegar and salt and pepper; serve immediately.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 261, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 8, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 42, fiber (g) 7, pro. (g) 11, sodium (mg) 283, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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