american boston baked beans
PREP TIME 15 mins, COOK TIME 2 1⁄2 hrs
10oz (300g) thick-cut smoked bacon, chopped, or diced pancetta
3 x 14oz (400g) can Great Northern beans or cannellini beans
10oz (300g) onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1⁄2 cups molasses
1 tsp garlic powder
1⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp salt and pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1⁄3 cup chopped parsley, to garnish
1 Preheat the oven to 325ºF (160ºC). In a heavy-based soup pot or flameproof casserole, brown the bacon over high heat for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the pot and set aside.
2 Add 1 can of beans with their juices and one-third of the onion to the pot, then add one-third of the garlic over it and top with one-third of the bacon. Repeat to make two more layers.
3 In a medium bowl, whisk together the molasses, garlic powder, vinegar, mustard powder, paprika, and salt and pepper. Pour over the bean mixture, then bake, uncovered, in the oven for 21⁄2 hours. Season to taste, and serve hot, garnished with the parsley.
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