Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Boston Baked Beans

Continuing on my quest for real foods I'm going to tackle baked beans.

What could be better than a hearty spoonful of baked beans next to that lonely looking hamburger?

But what could be worse that a can of baked beans full of high fructose corn syrup?

This recipes has lots of things going for it.  For starters it cooks in the crock pot which is always a good thing.  And there are no processed sugars in it.  And it uses dried beans which are much cheaper than their canned counterparts.

The only real problem with it is you have to plan ahead.  You can't decide to make this  the day of you are going to serve it as the bean have to soak and they cook for a long time.

Boston Baked Beans
1 pound dried navy beans
1 large onion
1/2 pound salt port, cut into 1 inch cubes
3/4 cup molasses
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
dash pepper
1/2 cup molasses
The day before you plan on putting them in the crock pot wash the beans and sort through them to remove any stones or dirt.  Cover them with water and soak them for 12-24 hours.  Drain the beans and rinse them and add them to the crock pot with the rest of the ingredients.  Cook on low for 12  hours.  


This post is linked to: 
The King's Court IV, What's Cooking Wednesday's
Daily Organized Chaos, Foodie Wednesday
Kelly the Kitchen Cop, Real Food Wednesday
We are THAT Family, Works-for-Me Wednesday
day 2 day joys, Healthy 2 Day Wednesdays
Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, Slow Cooking Thursdays
the NOURISHING gourmet, Pennywise Platter
It's a Keeper!, It's a Keeper Thursday

1 comment:

  1. Loved boston baked beans, than you for the recipe :)