Boston baked beans make such a versatile side dish, from warm winter comfort food to summer barbeque side dish. I really love this recipe for them and hope you do, too! Follow along with me in the youtube below, then let me know what tricks you have for making the best Boston baked beans!
2 c beans
1/2 lb bacon
1 onion, finely diced
3 tbsp molasses
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/2 c ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c brown sugar
Soak beans overnight. The next day, simmer them in water until tender, about 1 or 2 hours. Drain and save the liquid.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Arrange the beans in a pot or casserole dish by placing a portion of the beans in the bottom of dish, then layering them with the bacon and onion.
In a saucepan, combine molasses, salt, pepper, dry mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil, then pour it over the beans. Pour in just enough of the reserved bean water to cover the beans.
Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
Bake for 3 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until beans are tender. Remove the lid about halfway through cooking, and add more liquid if necessary to prevent the beans from getting too dry.