My Own Crock Pot New England Baked Beans

READY IN: 10hrs 45mins
SERVES: 12-16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Soak beans over night or do a quick soak method. If soaking, drain soaking water, replace with new and boil the beans 30 minutes. I know what crock pots say about beans and sorry companies, this works!
  • Place onions and salt pork in bottom of pot.
  • Pour in beans drained of water.
  • Mix the next 7 ingredients in a saucepan and bring just to the boil stirring occasionally. Pour over beans in pot.
  • Add water to cover beans and cook on low 10-12 hours (or more) topping with water if necessary.
  • Stir every 2 hours and cook with lid off for final 2 hours to thicken. I usually find that I need to stop adding water at this point and stir occasionally as beans will "appear" dried out on top; this is how they should look. Just stir.
  • These should be saucy rather than liquidy or dry. a thick sauce. Unfortunately this is not a crock pot recipe which can be left unattended for more than 2-3 hours.
  • Eating the onions is one of the best parts! I used to only use 1 until my mother began screaming give me an onion!
  • These freeze very well. Freeze in plastic containers or bags and thaw at room temperature. Re-heat adding a bit of water if necessary as they *can* thicken upon freezing.