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Southern Baked Beans

Southern Homemade Baked Beans – easy baked beans that makes a perfect side to any dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. So rich, creamy …


  • 2 cups white navy beans, covered in water and soaked for 24 hours
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or sorghum
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 3-inch lengths
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, kosher preferred


  1. Preheat oven to 300?F.
  2. Strain the soaked beans and place them in a large heavy pot.
  3. Cover by 2 inches of cold water and bring to a boil, then simmer beans until they are tender.
  4. Skim any foam that rises to the top and discards. Drain the tender, cooked beans and reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  5. Place the cooked beans and the 1 cup of reserved cooking liquid in a heavy 3-quart baking dish or pot, with a lid.
  6. I use a really heavy enameled cast-iron pan.
  7. Add the thyme, orange zest, garlic, dry mustard, maple syrup and chicken stock to the beans.
  8. Arrange bacon over the beans; cover with lid and place in oven, bake for 1 hour.
  9. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 45 minutes.
  10. Season with salt and serve from the baking dish (careful it’s hot).

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