J
Jane

Servings:
8
Prep time:
00:10
1 Rating
5

Smoky Side Dish for a BBQ party, a simple supper with slices of hot, melty & cheesy garlic bread to scoop up the beans, or BREAKFAST/BRUNCH with a fried egg or for breakfast burritos!

Ingredients

  • 1lb dried pinto or navy beans * soaked overnight and drained, or 4 x 15oz cans beans, drained.
  • 1 1/2 cups (1 medium) onion, diced
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup molasses (Grandma's unsulfured)
  • 2 tbsp cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Smoky BBQ blend
  • 16 oz can of Stout plus 1 1/2 cups water (do not add the water if using canned beans)

Instructions

  1. Slow Cook: 1) Rinse and cover the beans in cold water & soak overnight (unless using canned when you can simply go to next step, please see note below*) 2) Drain beans and add to the cooker. 3) Sprinkle the onion evenly over the beans 4) In a bowl combine the tomato paste, molasses, sugar, vinegar, mustard, Smoky BBQ blend, stout, & water 5) Pour the stout mixture over the beans & onions. 6) Stir lightly, cover and cook on LOW: 9 hours or HIGH: 4 hours.
  2. Pressure Cook: 1) Rinse and cover the beans in cold water & soak overnight (unless using canned when you can simply go to next step, please see note below*) 2) Drain beans and add to the cooker. 3) Sprinkle the onion evenly over the beans 4) In a bowl combine the tomato paste, molasses, sugar, vinegar, mustard, Smoky BBQ blend, stout, & water 5) Pour the stout mixture over the beans & onions. 6) Stir lightly 3) Secure cooker lid and set pressure valve to Sealing. 4) Cook on Manual/Pressure for 20 minutes. 5) Allow to Natural Pressure release for 15 minutes.

Tips

Substitutions: replace the dried beans for 4 x 15oz cans of cooked beans, drained and reduce Slow Cook time to 6 hours LOW, 2.5 hours HIGH and Pressure Cook time to 10 minutes Manual pressure and 5 minutes Natural Pressure Release.

Meaty Version: Sauté a 1/2 lbs smoked bacon bits and add to the cooker with the beans.

Freezer Friendly: Baked Beans freeze well. Portion and fill freezer proof containers for 2-3 months.

Overnight Slow Cook: Set to cook on LOW before you head to bed and wake up to a deliciously filling breakfast!