Start with 2 cups dry navy beans:

  • soak over night in lots of water
  • cook in soaking water for 2 hours to soften.

Bring to a boil:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • a slosh of beer
  • a cup of water
  • a tbsp worstershire sauce
  • 1 fat tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Roughly chop:

  • 1 good sized onion
  • 1 lb organic bacon

Layer cooked beans, onion and bacon in your crock pot Pour sauce over and mix it up. Add water if it looks too dry Cook on LOW for 6-8 hrs

baked beans

simmer the beans in olive oil for 10 to 15 minutes.

That's it.

  • use lots of good olive oil: beans should be swimming in it
  • Try adding flavours: a peeled, smashed clove of garlic, a bay leaf, a sprig of thyme.
  • Finish with a drizzle of olive oil, or sprinkle with herbs or citrus zest

white beans