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Boston baked beans

Recipe Information

Servings 12
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 6 Hours
Total Time 6 Hours, 15 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient White Beans
Category Beans & Legumes
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Appetizer; Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Method Baking; Boiling
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; High Fiber


  • 2 cups dried small, white beans (navy beans), picked over, rinsed, soaked overnight, and drained

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 bay leaves 

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt 

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 1/2 cup light molasses 

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard 

  • 3 strips thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces



  • Bring beans, water, bay leaves, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in a Dutch oven over high heat.

  • Reduce heat, cover partially, and simmer 75 minutes until beans have softened. Remove from heat and discard the bay leaves, but do not drain the beans.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Stir onion, molasses, mustard, bacon, and remaining salt into the beans.

  • Cover and bake five hours until the beans are tender. Check periodically and add hot water if needed to prevent beans from drying out.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 200 cal

  • Total fat: 4g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g

  • Cholesterol: 4mg

  • Sodium: 197mg

  • Potassium: 599mg

  • Carbohydrate: 19g

  • Fiber: 6g

  • Protein: 4g

  • Calcium: 83mg