Saturday, November 8, 2014

Baked Beans

 One of my blog friends made beans the other day and inspired me to do the same.  My boys love baked beans. This recipe changes a bit each time I make them but basically this is how I throw them together.   Soak 1 pound of beans overnight.  Pour 1 cup of molasses into a bowl.  Add 1 tablespoon yellow mustard, 1/4 cup brown sugar, salt and pepper, 1/2 tomato paste, 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce, a few shakes of red hot and a bit if liquid smoke.

 Whisk the mixture with 1 cup of apple cider.  Add 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar.

 Dice 1 large onion, some peppers and a few stalks of celery.  Dice 1/2 pound of smokey bacon.

 Spread a layer of beans in the bottom of your pot.

 Sprinkle on some diced bacon.
Add a layer of the diced veggies.
 Another layer of beans.  I soaked some lima beans and added them as well.

 Sprinkle the rest of the bacon on top.  Pour the sauce mix in and add more apple cider until it barely covers the beans.

 Cover the pot and bake the beans at 275 degrees for a long time....haha...for about 4 hours.  Stir them occasionally.

It's really best to let them cool off and then refrigerate overnight so the beans can absorb the liquid.  These really get better after a few days.

14 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Those look really good, I need to try and make some especially since I got some real molasses. I tried to use the store bought stuff but it has an off taste.

Laurie M said...

wow, those are the Cadillac if baked beans, yummo!!!Beautiful !!

Susie said...

jaz, I love what Laurie said. LOL I have never seen such a recipe. But if boys like it , it must be good. xoxo,Susie

Guillaume said...

Not unlike baked beans in lard and molasse we have in Québec.

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I love baked brown beans! I have to admit that I buy them ready made just because it take so long time to do them. Baked brown beans are traditional Christmas food here inthis part of Sweden where I live.

Have a great day!
Christer.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Man, those look good!

sandra hagan said...

Large limas! I like.

Patty Woodland said...

Some of the best recipes change on a regular basis

Nellie said...

Yum! I love baked beans, and these sound delicious!

Barb said...

We both love baked beans! Yours look good.

Leeanna said...

I have got to make this recipe. i love making things from scratch and this looks YUMMY.

TARYTERRE said...

My husband would love these.

chickpea678 said...

Yum! I'm making these in the next couple of days!

chickpea678 said...

They're in the oven now!