Lazy Baked Beans


Lazy Baked Beans


  • 1 lb of navy beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 thumb size chunk of fresh ginger
  • 5 Tbs. dark brown sugar
  • 1 ham hock
  • 4-5 dried chipotle peppers sliced in thin ribbons
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • Several grinds of black pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried mustard powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • Water


  • Method….
  • Slice the onion. Smash and roughly chop the garlic. Peel and grate the ginger.
  • Put all the ingredients into the covered dish . Pour in water to about 1 1/2 inches above the level of the beans. Mix well.
  • Set your oven temperature to 120°C.
  • Put your dish in the oven .
  • Set the timer to 6 hours.
  • At that point, check on the pot – the beans may be a bit hard, or not, depending on how dry they were to start with.
  • Usually I find it needs at least 8 hours for the beans to get really tender and sort of caramel-colored.
  • Add water as needed if it looks dry.
  • Enjoy.


Handy Dandies
….But if you can resist. Let cool and refrig and reheat them the next day,
Leftovers get even better.

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