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Apple Cider Baked Beans

Delicious homemade beans!

Course: Beans, Side Dish
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: baked beans, barbecue
Servings: 12 Servings
Ingredients
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried great northern beans, sorted, rinsed and soaked
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked until crisp
  • 1/2 cup smoked cooked ham, chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider or more
Directions
  1. Soak beans: Place dried beans in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add enough cold water to cover the beans. Stir, cover the pan. Let stand at room temperature at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain water and rinse beans, drain again.
  2. Make Beans: In a large soup pot, combine 6 cups of water and soaked beans. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, uncovered 2 hours or until beans are tender. Drain beans, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.
  3. Preheat oven to 325ยบ
  4. In a 2-quart casserole or bean pot, combine cooked beans, onion and bacon or ham. Stir in 1/2 cup apple cider, brown sugar, molasses, ketchup, dry mustard, salt and pepper.
  5. Bake, covered, for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally, adding more apple cider if needed.