Recipe By gammababy
Published Mar 5th
Prep 10m Cook 7h Additional 8h Ready In 15h 10m
Servings 10 servings Calories 213.5

These are Boston-style baked beans.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package dried navy beans
  • water as needed
  • 2 cups chopped sweet onion
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place navy beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight.
  2. 2 Drain navy beans and put into a pot with 5 cups water.
  3. 3 Bring water to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender, about 1 hour.
  4. 4 Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  5. 5 Combine beans, onion, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, mustard, garlic, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a 2-quart casserole dish with a lid; season with pepper. Place lid on dish.
  6. 6 Bake in the preheated oven, 5 to 7 hours, stirring halfway through and adding water if mixture is too dry. Remove lid and bake until mixture has reduced to desired thickness, about 1 hour more.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 213.5
  • Carbohydrate 42.1 g
  • Fat 1 g
  • Fiber 11.6 g
  • Protein 10.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Sodium 12.6 mg
  • Sugar 13 g

Chef's Notes

Vegetable broth can be substituted for the water.


  1. These baked beans turned out delicious in my hands! Great recipe! I changed just a few things: 1) I used great northern beans because that's what I had on hand. I assume this is why it took a couple extra hours to cook or maybe it's my altitude (mile high) 2) In the interest of - Read more ...
  2. This tastes great. Have you used Liquid Smoke in it? I added some and ketchup and it was great.
  3. it was super easy and a hit with the entire family
  4. Delicious! I made these in a slow cooker. I plugged in my slow cooker to heat up put my soaked beans in the pressure cooker to cook and in the meantime cut up the onion and garlic. All ingredients went into the cooker with a little water to get it mixed in nicely then I - Read more ...
  5. No changes. Have made this dish twice.
  6. I wanted to make two different recipes over Memorial weekend using navy beans so I halved this recipe. The only change I made is that I cut back on the molasses because we do not like our beans overly sweet. Not sure we cared for the cinnamon in these but loved the apple cider vinegar. - Read more ...

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