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Boston Baked Beans

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by joed617, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    1 lb. dry Navy beans
    soaked the beans overnight and drained or you can put them in a pot and slowly cook them over low heat unntil they've softened but not mushy
    1 lg. onion chopped up
    1/2 tsp. salt
    3/4 c. molasses
    1 tsp. dry mustard
    1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
    1/4 lb. bacon, Fried cripsy and chopped up into 1/2" pieces

    Fry the bacon until cripsy and remove from pan, Add the onion and cook until wilted, add to the pot the molasses, dry mustart, worcesterdhire sauce, brown sugar and salt, Cook over low heat until all melted. Rinse
    the beans and place in a bean pot <I used corning wear with a lid> pour the moalsses mixture, bacon and onion over the beans and with a spoon mix well.. add water so the beans are covered and place them in a 250 deg oven for 6 hours covered.. checking the liquid and making sure that the beans are always under the liquid. remove cover and place back the oven for 2 more hours <or you can place then in your smoker as I did when I did my brisket for 2 hours to get a smokey flavor to them> At this point the only thing I have to stress about is keeping enough liquid in the bean pot so the beans don't dry out during the cooking stage ..

  2. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's my oldest son's b'day next tuesday and we are doing his birthday dinner on monday, he wants ribs, baked beans and fresh green beans, potato salad and all the usual BBQ fixing's. I've done the Wicked Baked Beans the last two times so I think I will try your's this weekend. Sounds good. Have you ever tried it with Great Northern's? I cook Navy's some times but I prefer the Great Northern. Also, if you put about a tsp of baking soda it will make it a little less gassy :oops: :D :D
  3. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Rodger, Yes to both .. the baking soda and the Great Northern beans .. These bean have a lot of flavor .. I used my bacon :) in the beans ..

  4. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yo y'all,
    i have found
    that if you soak overnite-
    them simmer at least 7 hrs--
    most of the gas is gone.

    keep water in pot.

    this is one of the few dishes ,
    that i use bacon in.
    i dont buy much bacon.

    i do add a can of carrots per lb of navy's.

    this is a must.

    if you don't already know
    that they're served with cornbread.
    then you can't know--
  5. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Larry I never had the beans with corn bread .. as a child we use to have them with Boston Brown Bread .. It came in a can and I thought it was good as a child but I ventured out one day to the grocery store and seen it on the shelf and figured "hey" why not .. got it home and opened it up, it had a nice smell to it .. I sliced a piece from the loaf, sat down and was ready for a treat from my past .. Well let me tell you, That had to be one of the worse things I could have eaten. So I can honestly say that memory of eating brown bread and beans as a child use to be a good memory..

  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Larry maddock is right on the $ about soakin' beans. I have been soakin' my beans for years that way, and never had a complaint about flavor. I usually change out the water a few times during the soak. Sometimes you can have fun without fartin'.