Rich Baked Beans

On the coldest day of winter, simmer these beans in the oven to fill your home with warmth and a fabulous aroma.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 5 hours 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pinto beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. mustard
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Place the beans in a large soup pot and cover with cold water; bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Simmer the beans uncovered for 1½ hours, then drain, reserving the cooking liquid.
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Pour the beans into a 3-quart Dutch oven and mix in the onion, salt, mustard, brown sugar, ketchup, tomato paste, molasses, and pepper.
  • Add enough reserved bean liquid to just cover the beans. Cover and bake until the mixture is thick and the beans are tender, 3½–4 hours. Check the pot a few times during baking to make sure that the beans do not dry out; add reserved cooking liquid as necessary.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pinto beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. mustard
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Place the beans in a large soup pot and cover with cold water; bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Simmer the beans uncovered for 1½ hours, then drain, reserving the cooking liquid.
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Pour the beans into a 3-quart Dutch oven and mix in the onion, salt, mustard, brown sugar, ketchup, tomato paste, molasses, and pepper.
  • Add enough reserved bean liquid to just cover the beans. Cover and bake until the mixture is thick and the beans are tender, 3½–4 hours. Check the pot a few times during baking to make sure that the beans do not dry out; add reserved cooking liquid as necessary.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories220
Total Fat0.5g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium580mg
Total Carbohydrate51g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars30g
Protein6g