Homemade Baked Beans
Homemade Baked Beans
    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Rinse and pick through beans making sure there are no pebbles. (See note for soaking beans to reduce cook time.) In a Dutch oven or large oven-safe pot, cook bacon until crisp. Do not discard bacon grease. Add onion and garlic, cooking until soft. Add dried navy beans, coffee, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, mustard, molasses, hot sauce, salt, pepper and 8 cups of water. Stir to combine and bring mixture to a boil. Place in oven, covered, and bake for 3 hours or until beans are cooked.
    1. To reduce the cook time by about an hour, soak beans before preparing Homemade Baked Beans recipe. Rinse beans in cold water and put them in a large pot covered with 3-4 inches of cold water. Bring to a boil and then immediately remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 1 hour. Drain, and add to baked bean pot along with the rest of the ingredients, including the 8 cups of water.