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Baked Beans from Scratch

Rated as 4.49 out of 5 Stars
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"Navy beans, molasses, and maple syrup combine to make this classic dish at home."
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Ingredients

15 h 30 m servings 122
Original recipe yields 10 servings (5 cups)

Directions

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  1. Place the navy beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Or, bring the beans and water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Once boiling, turn off the heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse before using.
  2. Place the beans in a large saucepan with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 1 hour.
  3. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Stir the ketchup, maple syrup, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and chili powder together in a small bowl; set aside.
  4. Once the beans have simmered for 1 hour, drain, and reserve the cooking liquid. Pour the beans into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and stir in the chopped onion and the molasses sauce. Stir in enough of the reserved cooking liquid so the sauce covers the beans by 1/4 inch.
  5. Cover, and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C), and cook 6 hours longer. Stir the beans after they have cooked for 3 hours. Once the beans are tender and the sauce has reduced and is sticky, remove from the oven, stir, recover, and allow to stand 15 minutes before serving.

Footnotes

  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 122 calories; 0.4 25.9 4.8 0 196 Full nutrition

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I soaked the beans overnight and then put everything in the crockpot at the same time to let them cook. I also used ham to season the beans that I had left over from a Sunday dinner in the freez...

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I give this recipe a two as kind of an average. Please note, I followed the recipe to the letter. People at the party left their beans on their plates. Here's how I came to the two average. The ...

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I soaked the beans overnight and then put everything in the crockpot at the same time to let them cook. I also used ham to season the beans that I had left over from a Sunday dinner in the freez...

Everybody in my family liked this, though we all found it too sweet. The long cooking definitely adds a richness and depth of flavor. I added mustard in with the ketchup mixture, and a half pou...

Whoever gave this less than 5 stars is drunk. I joined this website just so I could comment on this recipe. I soaked the dry beans overnight, threw them in the crockpot and decreased water to ...

I give this recipe a two as kind of an average. Please note, I followed the recipe to the letter. People at the party left their beans on their plates. Here's how I came to the two average. The ...

Fantastic when used as a base recipe. I added white vinegar (1-2 tsp), 1/2 tsp dry mustard, a dash of poultry seasoning and used red kidney beans as that was what we had on hand. It needs a tang...

This was my third and final attempt at baked beans that weren't horrible - and they were exactly the opposite! This is a keeper for sure. I also added 1 finely diced green pepper, 1 tsp. vineg...

This recipe is wonderful. I cut the Maple syrup in half, because we often think recipes are to sweet. I also put it all in the crockpot all day and took the lid off for the last hour or so to ...

The first time I made this, I used pancake syrup and it was way too sweet. I just made this recipe again. Except this time I used pure maple syrup. It was fantastic.

Added bell pepper, a couple shakes of hot sauce, and 1/4th cup brown sugar. Omitted Ketchup added 1 small can tomato paste and 2 tbs mustard. I feel sorry for my neighbors having to smell it a...