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Baked Beans
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  • 1 pound dried navy beans(455g, 2 cups)
  • 15 cups waterdivided
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda(15g, ½ ounce)
  • 8 ounces thick-cut baconcut into ½-inch thick pieces
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion(138g, 4 ¾ ounces), ¼-inch dice
  • ¾ cup diced green bell pepper(100g, 3 ½ ounces), ¼-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic(10g)
  •  cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar(60g, 2 ounces)
  • ¼ cup tomato paste(60ml)
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce(30 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard(15 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar(10ml)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepperplus more for seasoning
  • Kosher saltfor seasoning


  1. Place oven rack in the center position and preheat to 350ºF (177ªC).
  2. Pick over any broken or old beans and discard. Rinse and then add to a large dutch oven.
  3. Add 3 quarts of water and baking soda to the dutch oven.
  4. Bring water to a boil, and then reduce to medium-high and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Drain the beans in a colander and rinse with cool water.
  6. Rinse and dry the dutch oven.
  7. Add bacon to the dutch oven, turn heat to medium. Saute until browned, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
  8. Add onion and bell pepper, saute until vegetables are tender, for 5 minutes.
  9. Add garlic, cook for 30 seconds.
  10. In a small bowl whisk together molasses, brown sugar, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and pepper.
  11. Add beans, molasses mixture, and 3 cups of water to the dutch oven, stir to combine.
  12. Bring liquid to a boil, turn off heat and cover.
  13. Transfer to the oven and bake until the beans are nearly tender, about 1 ½ hours.
  14. Remove the cover and bake until beans are tender and creamy, about 30 minutes.
  15. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 407                      Calories from Fat 108
                                                     % Daily Value*
Fat 12g                                                    18%
Saturated Fat 4g                                20%
Cholesterol 19mg                                6%
Sodium 761mg                                    32%
Potassium 1116mg                             32%
Carbohydrates 59g                           20%
Fiber 15g                                                60%
Sugar 24g                                              27%
Protein 17g                                            34%
Vitamin A 187IU                                   4%
Vitamin C 15mg                                  18%
Calcium 149mg                                   15%
Iron 5mg                                               28%
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