Homemade Baked Beans

Try these delicious classic New Orleans baked beans

Ingredients

 1 lb bacon, diced
 2 cups diced onions
 1 tbsp chopped garlic
 1 lb dried Blue Runner navy white beans, soaked overnight and drained
 1 cup Steen's 100 percent Pure Cane Syrup
 1 cup light brown sugar
 2 ½ cups ketchup
 ¼ cup yellow mustard
 Salt and black pepper
 7 cups chicken stock
 2 bay leaves

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

2

In a large pot, over medium heat, add the bacon and render until crispy, about 4 to 6 minutes.

3

Remove all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat.

4

Add the onions and continue to saute 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

5

Stir in the garlic and beans and cook for 1 minute.

6

Stir in the cane syrup, brown sugar, ketchup and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.

7

Stir in 6 cups of the chicken stock and the bay leaves. Bring the liquid to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

8

Cover the pot with a lid and bake for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. From time to time, you may need to add additional chicken stock to the beans to prevent burning.

9

Remove the lid and continue to bake the beans uncovered for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until thickened and tender, stirring as needed.

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