I posted this recipe last September, and when my brother asked me to bring Baked Beans to the family BBQ tomorrow night I knew what recipe I was making!!!
It’s pretty inexpensive to make because you don’t have to buy cans of premade baked beans (buy your dry beans in bulk). It won’t take up a lot of your time to prepare because we are using the slow cooker!!! Yields 6
1 cup dry navy beans
4 cups water
1/4 pound chopped bacon*
1 (8oz) small can pineapple tidbits, do NOT drain
1/4 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
3 Tbsp BBQ sauce
2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp molasses (optional, some people aren’t fans & that’s ok)
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp chili powder
1 small onion, chopped
Bring the beans and water to a boil on the stove over high heat. Once boiling, turn off the heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse before using, then place beans in slow cooker with 3 cups water. Cook the bacon and onion in a saucepan until bacon is cooked through and onions are caramelized, put in slow cooker. Add all other ingredients and stir together. Cook on low heat for 4-6 hours (all slow cookers cook differently), and on high for 1 hour. Enjoy!
If you don’t want to use a slow cooker, then cook the beans on the stove, drain, add all other ingredients and put in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish, covered, and cook 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
If you double the recipe, then maybe use another type of dry bean to add variety.
*To keep the cost even lower, don’t add the bacon. Make it vegan!