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Re: Baked beans

> Does anyone have some good baked bean recipes that would appeal to kids? The
> commercial fatfree meatless ones I've tried have been way too sweet. My kids
> didn't like them. And if truth be know, neither did I. They were pretty
> disgusting.
> Thanks, Jan Bennicoff
> Sounds like the temperatures are higher than normal everywhere. It's almost
> 70F in Springfield, MO.         WOW!
Hi Jan and baked bean fans~

This is my fav -- from John Robbins book _May All Be Fed_.  I made some
changes and doubled the recipe.

2 lbs.        navy beans, soaked for 6-12 hours, drained and rinsed
2             medium onions, finely chopped
2/3 cup    catsup -- I use smoky BBQ sauce
1/2 cup    unsulphured molasses
6 T          Tamari (soy sauce)
6 T          pure maple syrup
2 T          dry mustard
2 tsp.       salt

Put everything in a crockpot, adding water to cover and cook on High for
5-6 hours. They get very thick cooked this way.

Can also be baked covered in an oven @ 300 F. for 1 1/2 hours *after*
simmering the beans in water for 45 min to 1 1/2 hours. Drain beans and
place in large baking dish, add all other ingredients plus enough of the
cooking liquid to barely cover the beans.

These are good.  Sometimes I add a few tablespoons of Bacos while
cooking in the crockpot. If you find these too sweet, just cut down on
the sweeteners.

Enjoy --

~Sandee in warm (80's) and humid San Antonio -- enough already!