Only these aren’t baked. You could bake them, but making them in a slow cooker is so much easier and better tasting.
Molasses Baked Beans Recipe.
2 cups dried pinto beans – soak overnight in cold water with about 1/4 tsp salt sprinkled in it to soften them up quicker.
1 small onion, diced
3 Tbsp molasses
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp honey
3-4 crispy bacon strips (optional)
Wash the beans and put them in your crockpot or a large pot with a lid you will bake them in. Cover the beans with enough cold water to be about 1/2 inch over the top of the beans. Mix in about 1/4 tsp salt. It’s VERY IMPORTANT to not add anything else to the beans at this point or they will never get soft. It took me years to figure out this trick to using dried beans Soak overnight.
After soaking the beans overnight. DO NOT add anything and cook until soft (about 3-4 hours on high).
Once the beans are completely soft, fry the bacon until crispy. Add the onion and fry until lightly browned. Add the bacon, onions and remaining ingredients to the pot with the beans and cook an additional 3-4 hours or until they are the consistency you like or the sauce has thickened and coated the beans.
In The Oven: Bake the beans with the sauce in the oven in a large pot with a lid. Keep covered until they start to get the consistency that you like. Bake at 350º for approximately 1-2 hours.
VARIATIONS: To spice them up a bit or for something a little different, add some chipotle powder when cooking. It will give the beans a nice, spicy, smoked flavor.
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