Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    pound dried navy beans (about 2 cups)

  • Vegetable cooking spray

  • 2

    cups chopped onion

  • 1

    cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 4

    cups water

  • ½

    cup molasses

  • cup ketchup

  • ¼

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 2

    tablespoons prepared mustard

  • 1

    teaspoon paprika

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon pepper

  • teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 5

    bacon slices, cut crosswise into thin strips

Directions

Sort and wash beans, and place in a large ovenproof Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans, and bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain beans in a colander, and set aside. Coat pan with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion and bell pepper, and sauté for 7 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, and stir in the beans, 4 cups water, and the remaining ingredients. Cover and bake at 325F for 2 1/2 hours. Uncover and bake for an additional 1 1/2 hours or until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. Note: To soak beans before cooking, sort and wash beans, and place in a large ovenproof Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; cover and let stand 8 hours. Drain in a colander.


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