Boston Baked Beans Recipe

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Submitted by gi-jane

Makes 12 servings



A delicious, slow-cook bean dish flavoured with belly pork and molasses. Ideal for winter parties as a main course or as a side dish at barbecues.

Recipe Ingredients for Boston Baked Beans

500 g dried white haricot beans
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses (or treacle)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon (English) mustard powder
2 tablespoons tomato puree
1 lb (belly) pork, in one piece
2 bay leaves
3 pints water
1 salt and pepper

Recipe Directions for Boston Baked Beans

  1. Place the beans and water in a large saucepan, bring to the boil and boil gently for 3 minutes

  2. Turn off the heat, cover, and allow to sit for an hour

  3. Bring the beans back to the boil and allow to simmer, uncovered for about 45 minutes until tender. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't dry out

  4. Drain the beans, retaining the cooking liquor, and transfer the beans to a casserole dish

  5. Mix a little of the cooking liquor with the mustard and add to the casserole together with the tomato puree, molasses, sugar, bay leaves, onion and garlic. Season well.

  6. Make up the remaining cooking liquor to one pint with some water and pour over the top. Stir well to combine

  7. Place the belly pork, fat side up, on top. Put on a tight-fitting lid and bake in a very cool oven for 5 hours at Gas 1/2, 120C (or about 100 in a fan oven)

  8. For the last hour, remove the lid, remove the pork, stir the contents, replace the pork and allow to cook, uncovered so that the fat can crisp up.

  9. Serve the beans with a slice of cooked pork and some crusty bread....

  10. NB... could also be cooked in a crock-pot

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 215.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
214
Calories from Fat
17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.9g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Sodium
34mg
1%
Potassium
917mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
30.8g
10%
Dietary Fiber
10.6g
42%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
18.9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 11% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
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