Apple and Bacon Beans
Beans with bacon and apples require a preliminary step of soaking. This consists of covering four cups of dry white beans with lukewarm water, overnight at room temperature. If the beans absorb a lot of water and they are no longer covered, it is important to add water. After soaking, the beans should be rinsed and drained. All you need to do is add the following ingredients in a large oven-safe pot:
- Four cloves of garlic pressed;
- Two onions, diced;
- Two apples, diced;
- Two Italian tomatoes, diced;
- A dozen slices of bacon, cut into lardon;
- A cup of ketchup;
- A cup of Still Cider;
- ½ cup apple syrup;
- ½ cup of molasses;
- Two tablespoons of cider vinegar;
- A teaspoon of dry mustard;
- A teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper.
Once all the ingredients have been added, mix everything and add enough cold water to cover the beans amply. When the mixture comes to a boil, continue cooking for seven hours at 250 ° F. If the beans are not yet tender, it will be necessary to continue the cooking. It is very important to stir at all hours. In addition, it is necessary to add water during cooking, if the mixture becomes too thick.