This recipe may have come from a Super Food Ideas mag years ago, but I'm not sure at all. I love baked beans. Comfort food, yum scrum.
~Boston Baked Beans~
350g dried haricot/cannellini beans, washed and soaked overnight
2 onions, chopped
250g bacon or ham, chopped
2 tab treacle
2 tab tomato paste
2 tab white wine vinegar
1 tab Keens mustard powder
1 tab brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, crushed with salt
1/2 tab Worcestershire sauce
few whole cloves
fresh parsley, finely chopped
Drain beans, place in large pan, cover with cold water and bring to boil. Simmer about 30 min. Drain and reserve liquid.
Mix beans, onions and bacon/ham in a large casserole dish.
Mix all the sauce ingredients together, plus about 2 cups of reserved bean liquid, and pour over bean mix.
Cover and bake in a slow oven (150 degrees) for 4-7 hours, depending on the beans used. Test to see when they are soft and done.
Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley.
You can use any beans you want really, just need to adjust cooking times to suit. The cooked beans can be frozen for reheating later as a quick meal with wholemeal bread and salad.