Boston Baked Beans

This recipe for Boston baked beans is a classic. This recipe takes some time but the flavor is well worth it.

Boston Baked Beans
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Boston Baked Beans

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked beans, boston baked beans
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 1 day 4 hours
Servings 8
Calories 316kcal


  • 8 cups water
  • 1 lbs dried pinto beans
  • 1 1/3 cups onion chopped
  • 1 pound thick cut hickory smoked bacon rough chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons light molasses
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Place beans in large bowl. Add enough water to cover by 3 inches. Let stand overnight. Drain beans; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook bacon in heavy large pot until crisp, about 8 minutes. Add onions and saute until translucent. Add beans and all remaining ingredients to pot. Bring to boil.
  • Transfer pot to oven. Bake uncovered until beans are tender and liquid thickens, stirring occasionally, about 4 hours.


This recipe can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Bring beans to simmer before serving.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 1067mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 4mg

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