"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1 16oz pkg great northern beans 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp seasoned salt 1 1/2 T. dark molasses 3 tsp prepared mustard 3/4 cup ketchup or BBQ sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 large onion, chopped 2 1/2 cups tomato juice 1/4 lb. bacon, chopped
Soak beans overnight. Then, cook beans in cooking water plus baking soda. Cook until skins pop when you blow on them. Drain the beans, reserving 1 1/2 cups of the cooking water. Combine reserved cooking water, beans and remaining ingredients. Pour into casserole dish and bake. Prep time 15 minutes plus over night to soak beans. Bake at 250º for 6 hours. Serves 12-15
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