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Molasses Baked Beans


Molasses provides a touch of sweetness these rich beans.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, September 2006


  • 1/2 cup light unsulfured molasses
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 slices bacon, halved crosswise


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine molasses, ketchup, and mustard. Add beans, and season with salt and pepper; mix to combine.

  2. Transfer to a 2- to 3-quart covered baking dish. Scatter onion over beans; then lay bacon slices on top, in a single layer, covering onion as completely as possible.

  3. Cover dish and bake, 30 minutes. Uncover; cook until bacon is crispy, 30 to 40 minutes more. Let sit 5 minutes; mix well before serving.

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