Home Made Deep Brown Baked Beans

Warm your stomach with an old recipe this winter!

sauté in grape seed oil:
1 finely chopped sautéed onion
2 celery sticks finely chopped
4 strips coarsely chopped bacon (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
1 tsp celery salt
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp chili flakes
2 tsp fennel or anise seed powder

deep-brown-beans-bowl

Add 6 cups dried navy beans, cover with water and boil until tender (about 1 1/2-2 hours) (1 cup dry beans: 3 cups water)
Add 1 can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
¼ c black strap molasses
1/2 c pure maple syrup

When beans are tender transfer into casserole pan and bake 350f approx 1 hour. You may want too add some water for a richer sauce as you bake.

Freezes well.

Beans for breakfast: Top photo shows beans on waffle, sprinkled with home made granola!

 

Read about the history of baked beans:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baked_beans

Read about nutritional benefits of navy beans:
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=88

When combined with whole grains such as brown rice, navy beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein.
High in iron ” A one cup serving of navy beans provides 24% of the daily recommended intake for iron”.
High in protein “A cup of navy beans provides about 15 grams of protein”.

 

 

 

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