This is a definite comfort food dinner for me..My Granny would
make this all the time when I was a kid and it was always a favorite! This sadly isn't her recipe but my rendition of her dish! I was reminded of this recipe when I saw Slow Cooker Country Ribs And Beans By Food Jaunts! This is a delicious recipe perfect to toss in the crock pot for dinner later that night or to cook on the stove top for a few hours! To top it off the kids love it too or devour might be a better word!
I also love how budget friendly this meal is at about 10.00 total to feed 5. That comes out to $2.00 a piece.
This recipe is also how I make baked beans but I add bacon in with the onions at the beginning of the recipe and drain off the bacon fat.
Saute onions in olive oil until starting to caramelize over medium-high heat. Add garlic and tomato paste. Stir until tomato paste is distributed in with the onions.
Add 3 cups reserved liquid from cooked beans.
Add molasses, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, dijion mustard and white wine vinegar. Add cooked beans.
Bring to a simmer, cover and cook over low heat or add to the crock pot and cook on low. If cooking on the stove top cook a minimum of 2 hours.
Use a good sausage. I used a linguica from Silvana meats. They smoke all there own meats and add no additional nitrates.
Chop and add sausage to the beans. Cook for 1 additional hour over low heat.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3hours or if using a crock pot minimum of 8 hours
- 1 pound Dried Great Northern Beans, Soaked And Cooked Until Soft
- 3 cups Bean Water From Cooked Bean Reserved
- 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 whole Onion, Chopped
- 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 4 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Molasses
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 tablespoon White Wine Vinegar Or Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 pound Sausage (Like Linguica), Sliced
In a large stock pot saute onions in olive oil over medium-high heat. Add tomato paste and garlic.Continue to stir until tomato paste is evenly distributed with the onions. Add reserved bean water, brown sugar, molasses, sea salt, garlic powder, dijion mustard and vinegar. Add cooked beans. Bring to a simmer turn pot to low and simmer for 2 hours minimum. Or at this point everything can also be dumped into a crock pot and left on low for 8 hours.
Add sliced sausage recover and cook 1 additional hour.