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New England Style Baked Beans
New England Style Baked Beans are a real favorite here in Turnips 2 Tangerines. We really enjoy our baked beans and have many different recipes in our recipe box. In fact, we like any kind of beans and or legumes. Here are a few recipes you might be interested in: Slow Cooker White Beans with Smoked Ham Hocks and Pinto Beans with Pork Neck Bones.
Dried beans are rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Their high protein content, along with the fact that they’re easily frown and stored, make them a staple throughout many parts of the world where animal protein is scarce or expensive. Store dried beans in an airtight container for up to a year. Dried beans are available prepackaged or in bulk.
What Makes Them New England?
New England Style Baked Beans get the name New England with the addition of navy beans, maple syrup and molasses. New Englanders tend to use navy beans or even great northern white beans vs other types of beans. Another addition in New England style beans is salt pork.
- 1 pound
- 6 cups
- 6 slices
bacon, cut into medium pieces
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons
- 1/4 cup
- 2 teaspoons
dry mustard powder
- 1/2 cup
- 1 tablespoon
apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon
- 1/8 teaspoon
- 2 tablespoons
- Soak beans overnight; place beans in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add enough cold water to cover the beans. Cover the pan, let stand at room temperature at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain and thoroughly rinse the beans.
- In a large saucepan, combine the 6 cups water and soaked beans. Add a 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Bring to a boil, turn the heat off. Par-boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain beans, reserving liquid. Set beans aside.
- Preheat oven to 300º
- In a large bean pot, combine the cooked beans, onion, bacon, maple syrup, molasses or brown sugar, dry mustard powder, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, pepper, ground cloves and bourbon. Cover with enough reserved bean liquid to cover.
- Bake, covered, for 4 to 6 hours or until beans are soft.
*We like to use Bear Paw Maple Syrup