Monday, June 1, 2009

New England Baked Beans (Vegetarian)

I was recently visiting with my parents and they cooked up a wonderful batch of New England Bake Beans. They modified a friends recipe by just removing the traditional pork. It was very good and worth sharing.

New England Baked Beans (vegetarian)

To serve 10

1 1/2 lbs dry Navy beans (3c)

1 whole med onion chopped

1 c ketchup

1 c brown sugar

1 c water from cooking beans

2 tsp dry mustard

3 Tbl dark molasses

1 Tbl salt

1 tsp balmsamic vinegar

2 whole cloves of garlic

1/2 tsp liquid smoke

Simmer beans in 3-4 time their volume of unsalted water until tender.

Drain and place in crock post add all remaining ingredients and mix well.

Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or high for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally.

(Beans must be soft before mixing with sugar or molasses.)

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