Vegetarian Molasses Baked Beans
I liked it because there was no sugar in it and it had cinnamon and apricots.....so delicious and the whole house smelled so good!!
2 cdried navy beans
1 tspfresh ground black pepper
1/2 tspdried basil leaves
1 1/2 cboiling water
1 Tbspolive oil
3 Tbspmaple syrup
1 Tbspapple cider vinegar
2 mediumonions ,chopped
8whole dried apricots chopped into small pieces
1 can(s)28 oz diced tomatoes
How to Make Vegetarian Molasses Baked Beans
- The night before place beans in a colander and rinse under cold water. Place the beans in the crock pot and cover with fresh cold water to cover by 2 inches.Leave to soak overnight for at least 8 hours or up to 12.
The next day drain the beans and rinse again.
Put the beans in a pot and cover with 5 cups cold water . Heat to boiling and cook until tender approx 30 mins.Drain.
In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon, basil and pepper. Set aside.
In a heat safe bowl mix together the boiling water, molasses, maple syrup, vinegar, oil, and ketchup.
Mix well and set aside.
Place half the beans in the crock pot. Sprinkle with half the apricots and onions. Evenly pour half the tomatoes over top. Sprinkle with half the spice mixture.
Pour water/ molasses mixture over top, making sure that the liquid is mixed in.
Cover and cook on low 8 -10 hours or high 4 - 5 hours.