Recipe by TasteTester
I like making baked beans from dried beans because they are not as mushy as canned baked beans. I found this recipe on a package of Publix dried navy beans. I make it as written on the package, but I add a few extra slices of bacon, 3 ounces of tomato paste, and 1 teaspoon vinegar. The "cooking" time does not include the time for soaking the beans.
Top Review by Linda B.
I followed directions explicitly. I even let the beans soak longer than said....I put everything in the crockpot and cooked overnight.....my beans are rock hard and unable to eat....I'm discouraged , and wasted all that money to make them.....not a happy camper!
- 6 slices smoked bacon
- 16 ounces dried navy beans
- 1 1⁄2 cups ketchup
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon salt
Directions See How It's Made
- QUICK SOAK: Place 16 ounces of dried beans in a large saucepan with 6-8 cups of water. Cover and let stand overnight or at least 6-8 hours. Drain and rinse beans (discard soak water).
- OVERNIGHT SOAK: Place 16 ounces of dried beans in a large saucepan with 6-8 cups water. Cover and let stand overnight or at least 6-8 hours. Drain and rinse beans (discard soak water).
- TO COOK BEANS: Add 6 cups fresh water to the beans after soaking. Cover and bring just to boiling on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently with lid tilted, about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, or until desired tenderness. Stir gently and very little to prevent breaking of skins; add water, if needed, during cook time. Makes about 6 cups of cooked beans.
- TO MAKE BAKED BEANS: Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces. Combine with remaining ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours. Stir occasionally, if possible. Makes about 10 cups of baked beans. Note: the number of servings below depends on how many other side dishes there are.