Author Margaret Roach was recently a guest on the Martha Stewart show promoting her new book, And I Shall Have Some Peace There and sharing her recipe for baked beans. She was really generous and told the producers about Rancho Gordo and we sort of made our debut on Martha Stewart.
Here is Margaret's recipe, taken from the Martha Stewart website. I added links to our beans.
You can see the segment here.
Place beans in a large pot and add enough water to cover; let soak overnight. Drain and return to pot; add enough water to cover and simmer over medium-high heat for 30 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl; stir in molasses, maple syrup, mustard, and tomatoes. Set aside.
Coat the bottom of a Dutch oven or a 9-by-13-inch high-sided baking dish with olive oil. Add onions and top with bean mixture. Add enough boiling water to cover bean mixture by 1 inch. Cover Dutch oven with lid or baking dish with parchment paper-lined aluminum foil. Transfer to oven and bake until beans are softened, about 1 1/2 hours, checking water level and adding more as necessary.
Uncover beans and continue baking until thick and syrupy, about 45 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
First published February 2011
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