Today my friend Lea from Nourishing Treasures is sharing a great side dish with us – baked beans. I think this calls for us all to have a cookout. 🙂
Making my own baked beans has been on my list of things to do for a while now. I think the only canned things I buy now are olives and tuna fish. I don’t know what took me so long, really. But when Elizabeth shared her Barlett Baked Beans recipe with me, I knew I could do it.
Because I can’t leave well enough alone, I did tweak the recipe. Here is mine:
Crock Pot Baked Beans
- 1 pound navy beans, previously soaked overnight and drained
- Water to cover beans
- 1/3 lb turkey bacon
- 1 chopped onion
- 1/3 cup sucanat
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 TBSP arrowroot (a thickener)
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- Place in crock pot and stir together.
- Cook on low for 12-24 hours – the longer the better.
Now is that simple? No more excuses to buy BPA-lined canned baked beans…
Lea Harris is a mom and certified health coach who is passionate about her family’s health and well-being. Founding Nourishing Treasures in 2006, Lea encourages others to take baby steps in the direction of health, providing natural alternative information that promotes health and prevents disease by using traditional foods and nature’s medicine. Lea can be reached on her website, on twitter, and via e-mail.