Boston Baked Beans

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This is the long-baking version of baked beans, but it doesn’t take a lot of prep time. There is a smoky, candied quality to this dish, which makes it a good barbecue side dish.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 5 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried white beans, soaked overnight, then drained
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • ¾ cup unsulfured molasses
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Simmer beans uncovered in enough water to cover them for about 1 hour, until tender. Drain beans.
  • Combine all ingredients with beans and bake in a covered 4-quart baking dish for 4 hours.
  • Add water if the top of the beans becomes exposed during baking so that they won’t become hard.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried white beans, soaked overnight, then drained
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • ¾ cup unsulfured molasses
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups water

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Simmer beans uncovered in enough water to cover them for about 1 hour, until tender. Drain beans.
  • Combine all ingredients with beans and bake in a covered 4-quart baking dish for 4 hours.
  • Add water if the top of the beans becomes exposed during baking so that they won’t become hard.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories370
Total Fat3g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium380mg
Total Carbohydrate76g
Dietary Fiber13g
Sugars39g
Protein13g