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Boston baked beans recipe
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:07:03 PM »
I remember reading about someone here on the forum making Boston baked beans, I can't remember if they included the recipe or not and now I can't find that post...you know who you are...I want to give this recipe a try.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 02:21:46 PM »
Me maybe? I made and canned some recently. When I am back in the house I will post it. I hate beans
, but Z who is hard to please culinary wise says they are very good, as does ASAP.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 02:35:53 PM »
Your the first person I thought of when I was typing that post.

I know I read it within the last few weeks.


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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2014, 04:48:47 PM »
Me maybe? I made and canned some recently. When I am back in the house I will post it. I hate beans
, but Z who is hard to please culinary wise says they are very good, as does ASAP.

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ASAP?

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2014, 05:44:00 PM »
My 'smrt' phone has gotten stupid since it's last update. It changed SP to ASAP before I noticed.

I loved the otter too.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2014, 06:03:01 PM »
OK.. here is one of my recipes... if you have not been around long enough, I never do a recipe the same way twice. I rarely measure. They are usually hodgepodged together. But this is along the lines of USDA baked bean recipes, so it will be safe if you follow safe canning rules.


Cedar's Boston Baked Beans

2 pounds of dried beans. Soak your beans 12-28 hours in water which cover by about 3-4". I use a huge soup kettle for this (I used Pinto beans that last time I think, but I use whatever type of beans I grab first. Navy beans would work too.)

2 large onions. I used yellow onions this time and I might have even used three. Use whatever kind appeals to you.

Up to a pound of chopped raw bacon. I used a pound.

1 cup unsulfured blackstrap molasses

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup

4 TB ground yellow mustard (I might try some of my homemade mustard one of these days).

1 1/2 TB Sea salt

4 tsp black pepper

Again. Soak your beans overnight. Drain. Rinse again. Heat your oven to 250F and grab your turkey roasting pan, a large dutch oven, or use a huge crockpot. Peel and chop/slice the onions thinly. I use my food processor on slice, so they are all uniform size and I don't cry as much. Toss the onions in the very bottom in a fairly even layer. Chop up the bacon and then spread on top of the onions. Then spread the beans on the top.

In a bowl, mix the other stuff with 10 cups of water. Stir well. Pour over the beans. Bake uncovered forever. Ok.. maybe not forever. But taste test about 5-8 hours into cooking and see if they are getting tender or not. They probably won't be. Stir a couple times. If not tender, keep cooking. Beans can vary on how old they are too, for cooking times. They EVENTUALLY will get done. Eventually.

They will still look watery after they are actually done. Disregard that. The liquid will thicken actually when they are cool.

If you want to can them. Pressure can them. Fill pint jars (I suggest widemouth) to 1/2". Wipe rims, put your lids and rings on. Stick in the pressure canner. Bring to where the steam is coming out of your petcock. Let it blast steam for 10 minutes. Then under 1,000 ft of elevation, pressure can at 10 pounds pressure for weighed gauge (11 for dial gauge) for 65 minutes. Cool. Remove from canner. Let sit overnight. Take the rings off. Label with what it is and the date, then store.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2014, 07:39:10 PM »
If I am canning this, do I want to cook them in the oven until tender?  Or do I want to just mix up everything and throw them in the bottles, skipping the oven step, letting the canner do the "cooking until tender" step?

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2014, 07:44:59 PM »
If I am canning this, do I want to cook them in the oven until tender?  Or do I want to just mix up everything and throw them in the bottles, skipping the oven step, letting the canner do the "cooking until tender" step?

You could I suppose. I don't. Whatever doesn't fit into jars, or the full canner-load , I serve for dinner.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2014, 07:31:09 AM »
Fantastic...thanks cedar.

I'll try this next weekend due to the long cook and canning times.




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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 07:50:18 AM »
Unslfured molasses? Isn't all molasses the same?

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2014, 09:40:29 AM »
Unslfured molasses? Isn't all molasses the same?

Light Molasses: This is the syrup left over after the first boiling cycle of sugarcane juice. This molasses is the lightest in color, has the highest sugar content, and the least viscous texture.

Dark Molasses: Dark molasses is the byproduct of the second boiling cycle of sugarcane. This molasses is darker and more viscous than light molasses, and contains less sugar.

Black Strap Molasses: This is the final byproduct of the third boiling cycle in the sugar making process. This variety of molasses contains the least sugar and has the highest concentration of vitamins and minerals. Black strap molasses has a very dark color and is extremely viscous in texture. Because this type of molasses is highly concentrated, it has a deep, spicy flavor.

Sorghum Molasses: Although a similar process is used to make sorghum molasses, it is not considered a true molasses because it is not made from sugarcane or sugar beets. Sorghum is a grass cultivated for animal feed, ethanol, and alcoholic beverages, among other things. Sugar can be extracted from sorghum in the same way as sugarcane and the resulting syrup is simply referred to as “sorghum molasses.”


Sulfured vs Unsulfured Molasses

Sulfured molasses refers to molasses that has been treated with sulfur dioxide as a preservative. Generally, only young sugarcane requires this treatment. Therefore, molasses made from mature sugarcane is often unsulfured. Unsulfured molasses may have a lighter, cleaner sugar flavor.


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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2014, 09:45:17 AM »
cool, thanks Cedar.  I have often wondered what the differences are.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2014, 10:30:57 AM »
Ok..that helped.

Now I think I'll have a recipe for my LTS beans that I might actually like ;D

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2014, 09:50:25 AM »
Ok, cedar..

The beans are going in the oven today I can't wait to taste them.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2014, 09:56:39 AM »
Ok, cedar..
The beans are going in the oven today I can't wait to taste them.

Keep us posted!

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2014, 12:11:56 PM »
In the oven....

Holy cow..that's a lot of beans, it filled the whole Turkey roster pan!

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2014, 12:17:45 PM »
Can you stack pint jars in the pressure canner?

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2014, 02:12:47 PM »
I can stack them in mine. There is a second rack to go on the bottom tier. Mine hold 18 I think. 9 on each tier.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2014, 09:06:28 AM »
I'm not sure what happened..

I soaked the beans overnight prepared the recipe and cooked at 250/300 for 9 hours, the beans only got slightly soft. Never seen that happen befor.

When I make kidney beans they are fork tender in a few hours.

I'll try again next weekend, maybe pre cook the beans a little.

 

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2014, 09:12:20 AM »
Keep cooking them. Don't toss them. Mine I had to cook for a long time. Maybe transfer to a couple crock pots? And they ought to soften in the pressure canner too. I think it takes longer as there are so many of them.

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I'm not sure what happened..

I soaked the beans overnight prepared the recipe and cooked at 250/300 for 9 hours, the beans only got slightly soft. Never seen that happen befor.

When I make kidney beans they are fork tender in a few hours.

I'll try again next weekend, maybe pre cook the beans a little.

 

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2014, 10:00:49 AM »
Ok, I try and finish them in crocks.

Aside from the beans.. The sauce is the best I've tasted.

I hesitated a little when adding the bacon that's  a lot of bacon.. But I did add the whole pound.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2014, 10:17:00 AM »
When it is all done, it doesn't look like that much bacon. I swear it seemed like 24 hours I cooked those things. They will get there. I think part of the problem was the original recipe was for 1/4 the amount. So the heat probably penetrated easier than with the mass. But if I am canning it, I want the mass VS small quantities.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2014, 06:05:59 PM »
When it is all done, it doesn't look like that much bacon. I swear it seemed like 24 hours I cooked those things. They will get there. I think part of the problem was the original recipe was for 1/4 the amount. So the heat probably penetrated easier than with the mass. But if I am canning it, I want the mass VS small quantities.

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Your right, you assembled all that mass at best is room temp through it in the oven at 250/300 it'll take 3to4 hour's to heat too a point that the beans start too absorb water...

That said, the beans are in a 5qt slow cooker and it's working :beer: :beer: I'll leave it over night on the "keep warm" setting.


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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2014, 07:15:35 PM »
It worked cedar... it dose take a long time. They are the best beans I've had, I canned up 7 pint's and I think I ate 2.

I made a notation on my copy of your recipe:
Cedars(it'll take 3 days) Boston baked beans.. but o so good.

Thanks cedar.


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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2014, 09:21:43 PM »
It worked cedar... it dose take a long time. They are the best beans I've had, I canned up 7 pint's and I think I ate 2.

You did see the recipe part where it says they EVENTUALLY will get done?  ;)

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2014, 01:18:03 PM »
ooooooowwwwww! Love beans!

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2018, 06:45:13 PM »
Can't wait to try this. Been thinking about it for a while but never thought it took this long. So might have to wait till  weekend to make them. It will be great to be able to just open a jar to heat up rather than making them from scratch each time I need a pot of baked beans. This really does sound good.

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Re: Boston baked beans recipe
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2019, 02:06:16 AM »
Man, this reminds me of my favourite dish. Beans on toast with bacon. It's so simple and yet so godly tasty.