Baked Beans From Scratch
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 10 min
  • 1 pound dried small white beans
  • 1 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely minced
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 4 cups water {reserved from beans}
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. Rinse beans, tossing any discolored or shriveled beans. In a medium pot, cover beans with a few inches of water and bring to a boil. Continue boiling for 2 minutes and then remove from heat, cover and let stand 2 hours. Drain beans, reserving water.
  2. Fry bacon in a large pan and drain excess drippings. Add onion and saute until the onions have softened.Toss bacon and onion mixture along with the remaining ingredients into a crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve hot or cold!
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Love baked beans any time of year.