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Great recipe! I used canned pink beans instead of the dried (was in a rush). I'm just glad to find a recipe that *doesn't* use prepared baked beans. This had a good balance of sweet and savory. Other recipes I've tried had WAY too much molasses, and turned out looking black in color instead of brown, the way these did.
This is a wonderful recipe!!! thank you! I was concerned about the amount of liquid, but it did cook down. My beans must have been old because it's on it's 2nd day of cooking and they're just now getting soft. I used molasses and the smell is wonderful (even the cats were sniffing the air!). I did not use the soy sauce though....just doesn't sound right! thanks again!
I made this today. The only changes I made was 2 1/2 cups of water instead of 3. Some mentioned it being too "soupy". Also I didn't have molasses so I used honey. It turned out great.
In the process of making this- put a ham bone and a bayleaf in the slow cooker with the water and boiled it a bit first, diced about 2 cups of ham cubes to add. Poured boiling water over the beans and soaked them covered for two hours before putting into pressure cooker and cooking for 20 min after steam was up- could have done in 15 min as they were definitely cooked in 20. As I had added extra water to cook the ham bone in, I skimmed off the extra liquid, boiled it down a bit and added back to slow cooker- so far it tates really good and the beans are soft, leaving it overnight on low in the slow cooker!
DS loved these!! One of his favorite foods is baked beans. We used to eat Bush's Homestyle (in a can) but we realized last year that artificial flavors and colors were a hyperactivity trigger (ADHD) for him. We have since eliminated all of them from his diet using the Feingold Diet (www.feingold.org.) Anyway, I have been trying to find one close and though the sauce was thinner, it was pretty darn good! I used dark corn syrup because I didn't have molasses and I probably added to much for my taste. He loved them though! Next time I will try molasses or even maple syrup! Thank you so much for this recipe!