Adapted from ChefSteps
Canned baked beans is considered comfort food by many people. It’s a flavour many of us know and homemade versions are surely to be compared to these store-bought ones. That doesn’t stop us from wanting to make our own, though.
This recipe from ChefSteps inspired us. Those guys know what they’re doing. We made only minor changes because their version is awesome.
The quality of tomato paste and molasses is crucial to the final result. Look for a paste with the fewest additional ingredients besides the tomatoes themselves, or make your own. There are definite differences between different molasses, so do some research to find your favourite because you are likely to make more than one batch of these beans. If the molasses isn’t up to scratch, the final result with also suffer.
We’ve used great northern beans in place of navy beans because they are easier to find in our area, but in this recipe they can be used interchangeably.
1 hour 20 minutes total: 20 minutes attended, 1 hour unattended
Keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days.
1200 g (servings 6 –12)