Bacon and Molasses Beans

Bacon and Molasses Beans

Prep Time: 0

Yield: 6

Bacon and Molasses Beans


  • 4 thick-cut bacon slices, thinly
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 15-ounce cans Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1/3 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup purchased barbecue sauce
  • 1 tbsp Wochestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vineg


  1. Cook bacon in heavy large pot over medium heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel; drain. Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings in pot. Add onions, bell pepper and garlic to pot; saute until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in bacon, beans and remaining ingredients. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

    This recipe can be made 1 day ahead. Just cover and chill. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring often, about 10 minutes.

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