Yield: 6 servings
|2 cups||Dried navy beans|
|½ pounds||Salt pork/bacon/ham, diced|
|½ cup||Molasses/brown sugar|
|½ cup||Tomato sauce/ketchup|
|cayenne or black pepper|
|2 teaspoons||Dry mustard|
|1 teaspoon||Paprika/chile powder|
In a large pot, soak the beans overnight. Drain and add fresh water to cover. Simmer for 60 minutes. Drain in a colander. In an oven proof dish combine beans and the other ingredients. Bake the beans, covered, in a 300 deg F oven for 5 hours, adding water as necessary to keep the beans just barely covered. Remove lid and cook uncovered for 1 more hour.
This recipe is spicier than the classic Boston baked beans but tasty.
Variations: Substitute sliced sausages and ½ tsp salt for salt pork.
: Add to taste: thyme or sage Submitted By JIM WELLER On 03-07-95