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Ultimate Baked Beans
Yields 8 servings
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup ketchup - I used organic
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo
3 big (28 ounce) cans cannelini beans
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
10 bacon strips
3 to 4 fresh rosemary sprigs
Preheat oven to 350. Put the molasses, ketchup, mustard, and chiles in a blender and puree. Scrape that into a big bowl, add the beans, season with salt and black pepper; and gently toss so that the beans are coated with the molasses mixture. Now dump that into a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and level it. Shingle the bacon strips over the top. Throw the rosemary sprig on top and bake until the bacon is browned and fat is rendered, about 25 minutes. Honestly, these took longer in my oven. I probably had them in there for 30 to 40 minutes. After 25 minutes was up I just continually checked on them.
Of course this was adapted from Tyler Florence!