Navy beans are cooked with bacon and molasses to create this classic side-dish recipe.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
slow-cook:
5 hrs (low) or 6.5 hours (high)
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Drain beans; place in a large saucepan. Cover with water by 2 inches; stir in baking soda. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; boil for 15 minutes, skimming off any foam that accumulates.

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  • Meanwhile, heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon to skillet; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion to pan; cook 5 more minutes, stirring almost constantly.

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  • Drain beans and transfer to slow cooker insert. Top with bacon mixture. Stir in molasses, sugar, boiling water and 1 teaspoon of the dry mustard. Cover; cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 6-1/2 hours.

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  • Remove cover; stir in remaining 1 teaspoon dry mustard, the cider vinegar and salt and pepper; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

261 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 8mg; sodium 283mg; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 7g; protein 11g.

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