Tender and tasty Fit For A King Baked Beans featuring bacon, molasses, catsup and apple cider plus seasonings.
3 slices bacon, chopped
1-1/2 cup chopped onions
3 tablespoons minced ginger root
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 15-ounce cans Navy or Great Northern beans or 6 cups cooked dry-packaged Navy or Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup light molasses
1/2 cup salsa catsup
1/2 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1/2 cup crushed gingersnaps
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 bay leaves
Fry bacon until crisp in medium skillet; drain bacon thoroughly on paper towels. Discard all but 1 teaspoon bacon fat; add onions, ginger root and garlic to skillet and saute until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
Mix all ingredients in 2-quart casserole. Bake, covered, at 300-degrees. for 2 hours; bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Discard bay leaves.
Note: Any canned or dry-packaged bean variety can be easily substituted for another.
Recipe makes 16 servings (or eight main-dish servings).
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 267; Total Fat: 1.5g; Carbohydrates: 50mg; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 567mg
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