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  • 32 oz. navy beans
  • 3 strips bacon (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 sweet onion (medium, diced)
  • 1 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard (prepared)
  • 2 slices bacon (halved)
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
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    Calories220Calories from Fat70
    Total Fat8g12%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat70
    Total Carbohydrate32g11%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Hi a year ago
    I always add a little extra bacon and crisp it a bit before adding the onions. Also add 1/4 cup whiskey. Delicious
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    Angie a year ago
    The lack of liquid burnt my beans to a crisp in the slow cooker on low (there was an option that I followed in th blog).
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    Dack C. 2 years ago
    Honestly, it doesn’t turn out looking very pretty but my only regret is that I didn’t double the recipe! So far, everyone loves it and requests it every time we eat BBQ.
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    Brickleyd 3 years ago
    These are the best baked beans ever Loved them
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    Alysa Woods 3 years ago
    Perfect. Used dry mustard instead.
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    MargoVogel 3 years ago
    skipped the bacon on top otherwise followed directions and it is a keeper
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    Glover 3 years ago
    I doubled the diced bacon, left out the mustard and left out the extra brown sugar and bacon on top. The recipe was fantastic.
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    MarvelousHomeChef 4 years ago
    Great flavor, but I agree with others. Definitely needs more oven time. I will also add more liquid ingredients because mine were somewhat dry. But extremely flavorful and I will try them again.
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    Bryan R. 4 years ago
    Easy instructions - soaked beans overnight and turned out great.
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    Leyva 4 years ago
    It was great took it to a party and there were no leftovers
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    Christopher Yurgal 4 years ago
    A very good recipe. I did this all in one pot. So, they are pretty unhealthy with so much bacon fat. I went light on the molasses and brown sugar, and added some cider vinegar to add some tang.
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    UDeniseR 4 years ago
    Good recipe, used canned pork'n beans and added in some bell pepper. Probably could use a little longer bake time to thicken the beans up.
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    Gumataotao 4 years ago
    It was so good I did however try to make it in my ninja cooker in the oven mode that cooked faster than the traditional oven they still tasted great but had to adjust the time
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    Bearden 4 years ago
    Awesome will make these again
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    Venditto 4 years ago
    Delicious!! This bean recipe is so Yummly I’ve been asked to give out the recipe Go to Yummly ! It never dissapoints! Ty Leslie V
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    Helen Barela 4 years ago
    the recipe I've searching forever
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    Michelle 4 years ago
    Delicious! We would make again. Reheated well on second day. We cooked in a dutch oven pot on stove top.
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    Darrell Carrier 5 years ago
    So I actually made this recipe for a huge family gathering for New Years 2017/2018. I had to upscale the recipe for a larger crowd. In place of the beans for the recipe I substituted a institutional size can of pork n beans (7 lb. can) . Perfect size to do a turkey roaster pan of beans. This pan serves approx. 30 people taking into account they WILL come back for a tad bit more. We have a diverse family and it was a winner for everyone. By far the best beans I have ever had. Prep time was a bit longer and I increased the bacon and molasses for taste during prep. A definite must for vegans .if you substitute out the bacon and get vegan beans. Update: Sept,1 2019..I have made these beans over and over and here I am making them this morning for my wife’s fathers birthday... a fish fry with all the family . And yet again I have been requested to make these beans. Listen, till this recipe I thought only good baked beans were from a restaurant or a can(Bush’s ) honestly these cost a bit more to make but the end result is incredible. I can’t stress enough you have to give these a try and adjust the recipe for your taste. You do not have to be southern to appreciate the awesome flavor of these beans. 10/23/2021 Well as with any great recipe one finds they tweak their version to the crowds taste. This recipe never fails to impress. So , in place of the greasy bacon I buy the packs of smoked ham pieces. I search for the leanest looking packages I Igenerally use 2 for an 7lb recipe. Cut into small pieces and cooked in pan on high heat and stirring constantly. Then I have added in 2 medium sized shallots and a teaspoon of minced garlic. Along with a half onion with 1 tablespoon real butter and 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil I carmelize and and add in the cooked ham pieces. I add in the other ingredients for the sauce and add I/2 bar of bakers chocolate. Sounds crazy but try it OMG. Best beans ever
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    Justin Grayczyk 5 years ago
    I don’t like bean much and I’ll eat these all day my friends requested I bring them over today while they smoked ribs. These are seriously good
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    Fillion 5 years ago
    Wow were they good . Reminds me of my mothers except a lot less work. Followed the recipe exactly and it was very easy. Definitely a keeper. Will tell all my friends .
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    Chris Gargasz 5 years ago
    I tried making this with navy beans before. After letting them soak, the beans just always tasted tough. I tried making this with Great Northern Beans in a can and it came out great! Just remember to drain the cans or the finished beans will be very runny.
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    Linda 6 years ago
    These beans were absolutely delicious!! Followed recipe exactly, with the exception of using only 1t Worcestershire rather than 1T - just a matter of personal taste. Served alongside chicken apple sausages. Will definitely make again.
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    jackie v. 6 years ago
    This recipe was so delicious! My partner and I loved it so much. We added : 3 garlic cloves (instead of 2) Salt & Pepper 1/2 Tbspn Tabasco. Overall, Lovely recipe.
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    Tony Willis 6 years ago
    My wife said this recipe has ruined all other beans for her. I usually toss it on the smoker for half an hour just to get some additional smokiness. But other than that the recipe is exactly what I want from beans.
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    barbara j. 6 years ago
    I always add to a recipe - this is good but I added much more bacon, garlic, onions, bell peppers and used large cans of beans -