Black Beans Recipe

Baked beans is one of the most healthy recipes. The nutritious part of beans is a given; full of protein, healthy carbohydrates, use sugar replacement Splenda (brown) and molasses, which is the uncrystallized syrup produced in the refining of sugar, and voila – a few spicy items and we have a fine baked bean dish.

Ingredients:

## 1 lb dried navy beans (2 cups)

## Water

## 3/4 cup Spanish onion, chopped

## 4 oz salt pork, diced (optional)

## 1/3 cup Splenda brown sugar

## 3 tbsp dark molasses

## 1 tsp sea salt

## 3/4 tsp dried mustard

## Dash of freshly ground pepper

Now Follow Me:

## Rinse beans; add to 1 1/2 quarts/liters of water.  Bring to a boil and simmer 2 minutes.  Remove from heat; cover and let sit for 1 hour.  Add water, if necessary, to cover beans.

## Heat beans to boiling point; reduce heat and cover to simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until just tender.  If you boil the beans, they will burst, so watch carefully.

## Next, drain the beans, saving the liquid.  Layer the cooked beans, chopped onion, and salt pork , if you are using pork, in a Dutch Oven or old fashioned crockery bean pot.

## Combine brown sugar, molasses, sea salt, dry mustard, freshly ground black pepper, and the saved bean liquid.  Pour over beans.  If necessary, add a little water just to, almost cover beans.

## Cover and cook in oven at 350F degrees for 3 hours, uncovering and stirring occasionally during that time period.

## Uncover and cook beans for another 30 minutes until you reach the desired consistency.

## The healthy recipe serves 6 people.  This is a fantastic recipe, with or without the pork.

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