3 Jul 2009

Baked Beans

Baked Beans It’s cold here, very cold. After a long summer, winter came to stay. And the flow makes that we stay in home more than we like. So I crave some comfort food. And the best comfort food for me means beans Also nutritionists alike are recommending we eat more beans, are always a good source of protein. I adore baked beans, though I admit I generally buy them canned Well in fact I can’t find here my Heinz favorite So, every time I traveled, I come back with a suitcase full of food, new ingredients and three or four caned beaked beans . Thanks God I never had problems with the customs. As I always thought making beans from scratch was a lot of work and while this recipe is time consuming; the oven does all of the work for you! Cooking dried beans is really less intimidating than it sounds! I realized my own homemade version, once, would never be able to live up to my beloved stuff in a can - ha! :) Baked Beans

Ingredients 1 cup dried haricot, navy or kidney beans, I used white beans 2 onions, chopped 1/2 tsp olive oil or butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp molasses 2 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp wholegrain mustard Freshly ground black pepper Salt

• Pour boiling water over the beans and leave for an hour with the lid on. • Drain the beans and fill the pot with water again. Bring to a boil and simmer until the beans are tender. Drain. • In a heavy sauce pan sauté onions and garlic until soft • Dump the beans and sauté onions and garlic into baking dish or Crock-Pot and add the remaining ingredients. Stir together. • Bake, uncovered at 350F about 40-45 minutes in oven or 2 hours on high in Crock-Pot. Check from time to time—if beans are dry, water or stock can be stirred in to prevent sticking. • Serve beans over rice toasts or corn chips, or use to stuff burritos

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9 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

These baked beans looks marvelously delish. I'm sure this taste better than canned beans...

Paz said...

Very comforting and delicious dish.

Paz

Manggy said...

Oh noooo! You don't have baked beans in cans there?! Noooo!!! Thank goodness you are an awesome cook-- I am a huge fan of BB too! :)

Marta said...

Great great great recipe! Nothing is quite as comforting as a bowl of baked beans during a cold winter night! Hahaha I remember traveling with a suitcase full of food: I couldn't find peanut butter where I lived before, so I always brought back like 10 jars with me when I came to North America!

Zoe said...

These are so beautiful and delicious! I love your blog.

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Your baked beans look so delicious Sylvia! This is a very comforting dish. Warm and wintery!

Ellie said...

I love baked beans! It's winter comfort food for me. My mum used to cook them with omelette and minced meat. Yum!

Sophie said...

I love baked beans: a fresh & lovely breakfast dish!

Laurie Vengoechea said...

This looks delicious! My grandmother had to make beans every night for my grandfather.. this definitely would have pleased him. :)
I love the silver fork and spoon.. very pretty Sylvia!