Molasses Baked Beans
Navy beans are cooked with bacon and molasses to create this classic side-dish recipe.
Recipe from Family Circle
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 molasses
1/4 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
2 cups boiling water
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
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.
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.
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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