Fancy Baked Beans

Fancy Baked Beans

Fancy Baked Beans
Unlike most baked bean dishes, you don't have to worry about where the beef is. This meat-free side is a scrumptious alternative for the vegetarian in you.
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10 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. dry navy beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped sweet onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • Methods/steps
    1. Place beans and water in a large pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender. Drain, and transfer to a large casserole dish.
    2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, and cook until tender. Mix in garlic, and cook until golden brown. Mix onions and garlic into casserole dish with the beans. Stir in the tomato sauce. Mix in brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, bay leaves, mustard, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
    4. Cover and bake 3 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, stirring frequently and adding water if necessary. Remove cover, and continue baking 30 minutes.
    Additional Tips
    Ready in 5 hrs 15 min

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