Baked Beans (Spicy) - Version 2

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Baked Beans (Spicy) - Version 2


2 lbs. Navy Beans, dry
1-1/2 lbs. Onions
1-1/2 lbs. Carrots
2 ribs Celery
1 Chipotle Pepper OR Cayenne Pepper and Smoke Flavor, to taste
2 tbsp. Mustard Seed, dry, ground
2 - 6-oz. cans Tomato Paste
1/4 cup Molasses, unsulphured, Barbados
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This recipe makes 6 quarts of spicy baked beans and it can be prepared in a 6-1/2 quart slow cooker (Crock Pot) or in a large covered baking dish or pan in the oven.  If you wish to make a smaller quantity, cut the recipe in half.

If beans give you gas, it is best to presoak the beans in water in a covered pot in the refrigerator over night, and then rinse off the beans before cooking.  If not, follow the instructions below.

Clean and wash the navy beans and place in the slow cooker along with 10 cups of cold tap water.  Set the slow cooker heat to "low".

In the morning, wash and peel the onions and carrots, and wash the celery ribs. Cut the veggies into chunks, and place them in the container of a high speed blender (Vita-Mix type).  Add the chipotle pepper, cover, and run the blender at high speed until the ingredients are smooth.  Stop the blender and add the contents to the slow cooker and mix well.

Add the mustard and tomato paste, and mix again until the contents are thoroughly blended together.

Cover the slow cooker and let the baked beans simmer for another 4-6 hours, or until you are ready to eat the baked beans later in the day.

If cooking in a conventional oven at 350 degrees F., place the presoaked, rinsed, and drained navy beans in the baking pan or dish, add the onion, carrot, celery, and chipotle mixture, and the other ingredients, and mix well, cover and bake.  After 2 hours, mix the baked beans, add additional water if necessary, re-cover, and continue to cook until the baked beans are tender.

When the baked beans are nearly finished cooking, taste them, and add a little additional smoke flavor, it desired, mix well and finish cooking.

Serve and Enjoy!

Ingredients Information

Beans, Navy



Molasses, Unsulphured

Mustard Seed, Ground

Onions, Yellow

Pepper - Hot Red, ground (Cayenne)

Peppers, Chipotle

Smoke Flavor, Liquid

Tomato Paste

Utensils and Equipment Information

Crock Pot

Dish, Ceramic Baking


Measuring Cup, Liquid

Measuring Spoons

Pot, Large Stainless Steel

Spoon, Large Mixing