Friday, November 12, 2010

Baked Beans

I decided to use some slab bacon that I picked up at McCall's Meat & Fish Market to make some fantastic baked beans for game night.  Instead of baking them I threw them in the crock pot.

Ingredients: 2.5 cups of navy beans, 1/2 lb of slab bacon, 1 small can of tomato paste, 1 teaspoon of onion granules, 1 tablespoon of tomato powder, 3 tablespoons of molasses, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 4 splashes of Worcestershire sauce, 2 big squirts of ketchup, lots of ground black pepper & some salt.

Precook the Beans:  Pick over the beans and discard any funny looking ones.  Rinse them off and place in a large pot.  Cover with water and turn the heat on medium.  Once the beans start to boil turn the heat down to simmer for 5 minutes.   Turn the heat off and let soak for 2 hours.

Once your beans are precooked you can add them to the crock pot.  Add in enough water to just barely cover.  Chop up the slab bacon into chunks and add that in. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir.  Cook on low heat 8-10 hours.  Stir after 6 hours and add some more liquid if needed.

I served the beans with pigs in a blanket.

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