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Boston Baked Beans

In Healthy Lunches on March 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Boston Baked Beans baked outside of Boston (way outside of Boston).  Soak a bag of beans over night.  They will turn into 6 cups from about 3 cups dry.  Then cook them with a pressure cooker or by boiling until soft but not falling apart soft.  Use NAVY not any old white bean.  Navy beans are smaller and more traditional for this dish.

Boston Baked Beans

What’s in it?

  • 3 slices nitrate-free bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 (15-ounce) cans white beans, such as navy, rinsed and drained or 6 cups cooked white beans
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, plus more if needed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Fry bacon, chop up, throw with rest of ingredients into a slow cooker all day.

Recipe Link

What’s your favorite food item from Quincy Market in Boston?

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