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Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 min + overnight
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack/Appetizer


  • 2 cups dried white beans
  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 pound bacon, cut into strips
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a small bowl, cover the beans with water. Allow to soak overnight.
  2. Drain the beans into a colander and rinse with cold water.
  3. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  4. In a large pot, add the beans, onions, brown sugar, molasses, tomato paste, mustard and bacon strips. Add 4 cups water, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring the bean mixture to a boil. Cover the pot and transfer to the preheated oven. Cook the beans for 4 hours, adding 1/2 cup water whenever the pot becomes dry.
  6. Allow to cool until ready to serve, about 15 minutes.
  7. Salt and pepper, to taste.