Friday, July 20, 2012

Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

I don’t know about you, but the only time I eat baked beans is when I have takeout barbeque.  Why is that?  Every single time I order it, I get baked beans and cole slaw as my side.  Yet when I make barbeque at home, I don’t even consider baked beans.  I think of them as some sort of mysterious ingredient laden casserole that takes hours to cook.  I could not have been further from the truth.

Boston Baked Beans

I found this recipe in Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast: 250 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Any Time of Day (Everyday Food) and it could not have been easier.  I was of course completely lured in by the bacon on the top.

Boston Baked Beans

  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) navy beans, drained and rinsed (I used beans from my freezer stash)
  • coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 slices bacon, halved crosswise

Preheat the oven to 375.  Combine the molasses, ketchup and mustard.  Add the beans, and season with salt and pepper, stir to combine.

Spoon into a 2-3 quart covered baking dish (I admit, I stirred and combined all in the same dish, which is why my dish looks so messy).  Scatter the onions over the beans and place the bacon on top in a single layer.

Bake covered for 30 minutes.  Uncover and bake for 30 to 40 more minutes to crisp the bacon.  Let cool for about 5 minutes.  Stir well and serve.

Serves 6

 

 

This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Rainbridge Farms!

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11 comments:

Jacky said...

Love your casserole dish. And those bacon topped beans look pretty yummy too!

Joanne said...

Mmm I'm pretty sure I haven't had baked beans since going veg but I love that sorta sweet bbq edge they have!

La Table De Nana said...

Great way to use the precious beans:) And I too really like your vintage casserole:)

Catherine said...

Mmmm... I haven't had bean forever. Now I want to BBQ and have some!

Happy weekend to you Pam!
xo Catherine

Ellen B Cookery said...

I've never seen baked beans look so good!

Big Dude said...

Sounds really good Pam

Beth said...

I dont eat bacon (i know, I'm a weird Southerner) but this sounds tasty. I've never made them, mom always uses pork and beans. I cheat, buy baked beans, put them in a casserole dish, heat them up and pretend I'm fabulous. ;)

Lea Ann (Cooking on the Ranch) said...

I don't make them very often either. I have to admit this sounds pretty darn easy. Pinned.

Kim said...

Now those are some good lookin' beans!

Chris said...

I do eat those with BBQ but usually the next day, I'll have just the beans for lunch.

grace said...

beans, ketchup, mustard, and bacon--yep, everything's there! i don't eat enough navy beans.