Wednesday, December 15, 2010


yields ten servings

1 lb. navy beans
¼ lb. bacon, toasted and drained
1 diced onion
1 hambone, chopped in squares
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup molasses or maple syrup
1 teaspoon mustard powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1- ⅓ oz. package beef consomme

Wash the beans and soak overnight. The following day, add the beef consomme and cook in a pressure cooker. When the pot starts to whistle, turn off and let cool. Save 1 cup of bean broth and drain rest.

Combine the drained beans, bacon and onion in a pot. In the cup of bean broth, mix the molasses (or syrup), brown sugar, mustard powder, salt and pepper.

Pour into a baking pan and bake at 300 degrees F for 2½ hours, stirring once in a while. If necessary, add a little more bean broth.

Serve with white rice and salad.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Leah Matalon, Hudson, Ohio, for TasteBook

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