The best thing about Boston in our opinion are the baked beans.
They are so sweet and savory that it is almost impossible in our opinion to not enjoy them.
So we want to share some of the details on how easy they are to make.
You will need the following ingredients:
- navy beans
- 1 onion
- 1/2 pound of bacon
- 1/2 cup of ketchup
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- some molasses
- some Worcestershire
- 1/4 tsp of dry mustard
- some pepper and salt
If you have all these ingredients handy in your kitchen.
Then we think it’s time to taste the best thing Boston has to offer.
Your beans have to be cooked for about 2 hours in boiling water before you can bake them.
But once you have cooked the beans then it’s time to mix your onion and bacon in a bowl.
You add the beans to a casserole dish, top them with the onions and bacon, then mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl as well (then boil it for about 5 mins).
Pour the delicious sweet sauce over the beans then cook everything in the oven for 4 hours!
We know 4 hours seems like a lot of time but the slow baking is essential to activate all the sweetness in the beans and ingredients.
Oh and the oven should be preheated to 325 degrees, before you start your 4 hour bake.
And that’s it.
One of the best recipes out of Boston.
But of course Boston is only aspect of New England there are other great aspects as like, classical clam chowder, fish and chips, and some amazingly delicious fish recipes.
Check out some of what New England has to offer in our cookbook: New England Style Cooking:
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