Boston Baked Beans

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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2

  cups

  navy beans

4

  strips

 bacon -- lower sodium -- diced

1

  small

  onion -- diced

1

  tablespoon

  low sodium Worcestershire sauce

1

  tablespoon

  Dijon mustard

1/4

 cup

  molasses

1/4

  cup

  light brown sugar

2

  tablespoons

  no salt added tomato paste

1/8

 teaspoon

  ground cloves

1

  whole

  bay leaf

1

  tablespoon

  cider vinegar


Cover beans with water and soak overnight.

Simmer the beans in the same water for 1 to 2 hours. Drain reserving water.

Heat oven to 325F.

Layer beans in large pot with onion and bacon.

Cook molasses, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar and cloves in a small pan until boiling. Pour over beans. Add enough reserved water to cover. Add bay leaf.

Cover the pan tightly and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 

Remove lid and add more liquid if needed. Cook another 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Remove bay leaf to serve.

Makes 6 servings.
Per Serving: 331 Calories; 3g Fat (8.1% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 61g Carbohydrate; 18g Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 121mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain (Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

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