I recently made baked beans from scratch. I think I’ve only made them once or twice in my life. The flavor of these is better than anything canned.
Soak the beans for 12-24 hours in hot water rinsing the beans every 8 hours. Soak them with a bit of lemon juice, whey or apple cider vinegar. The acid has been shown to break down phytic acid and helps you digest them better. I used organic navy beans.
After they are done soaking, rinse them again one last time.
Add all of your ingredients.
I added in green pepper as well as adobo pepper. Adobo pepper is basically a smoky chipotle pepper that comes in a can. I’ve never found a use for an entire can (way to spicy!) so I usually divide them up and freeze them in an ice cube tray. I add them to ground beef for tacos, bbq pulled beef or chicken – anywhere you want a little smokiness with a kick.
Mix all of your ingredients together.
Bake for 4-5 hours. I ended up being gone for most of the day and ended up baking mine ALL day long at about 325.
SUCH good flavor! They were still a bit hard however. I’ve read to add in a little baking soda when soaking – and that is supposed to help them cook better. Anyone try it?? Either way – I will make this recipe again!
- 2 cups dried beans
- ½ pound bacon
- 1 onion
- 3 T molasses
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- ½ tsp dry mustard
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 T worcestershire sauce
- ⅓ cup sucanat
- ⅓ maple syrup
- 2 T adobo pepper in sauce
- ½ green pepper, chopped
- 2 T tomato paste
- Let the beans soak 24 hours with 2 T lemon juice, whey or vinegar.
- Rinse the beans every 8 hours.
- Add all of the ingredients.
- Fill your pot with water so there is at least an inch of water above the beans.
- Bake at 350 for 4-5 hours covered.