Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Recipe: Quick Easy Boston Beans

Based on a recipe for Easy Boston Beans from The America's Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook, p. 356.  Prepared for Sunday Dinner on April 29, 2013. Serves 8.


2 slices bacon
1 onion
2 15-ounce cans pinto beans
1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
½ cup molasses
1½ tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1½ teaspoons cider vinegar
Salt and black pepper


  1. Chop the bacon.
  2. Chop the onion fine.
  3. Drain and rinse the beans.
  4. In a large saucepan render the fat from the bacon over medium heat, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the diced onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the beans, broth, molasses, mustard, and vinegar.
  7. Simmer with frequent stirring until the beans are softened and the sauce thickens, about 20-30 minutes.
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Drain and rinse the beans.

In a large sauce pan render the fat from the chopped bacon.

Cook finely chopped onion in the bacon until softened.

Add the remaining ingredients and simmer with frequent stirring 20-30 minutes.

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