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New England Style Baked Beans
Prep Time
12 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
16 hrs 15 mins
 

Delicious!!

Course: Baked Beans, Beans, Side Dish
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: bacon, maple syrup, navy beans
Servings: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound navy beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into medium pieces
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard powder
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons brandy, optional
Directions
  1. Soak beans overnight; place beans in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.
  2. Add enough cold water to cover the beans.
  3. Cover the pan, let stand at room temperature at least 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Drain and thoroughly rinse the beans.
  5. In a large saucepan, combine the 6 cups water and soaked beans.
  6. Add a 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  7. Bring to a boil, turn the heat off.
  8. Par-boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Drain beans, reserving liquid.
  10. Set beans aside.
  11. Preheat oven to 300
  12. 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.
  13. Cover with enough reserved bean liquid to cover.
  14. Bake, covered, for 4 to 6 hours or until beans are soft.