Florida Orange Molasses Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Florida Orange Juice
  • Florida Orange Slice, for garnish
  • 1 lb. dried Great Northern beans
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 oz. bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 cups yellow onion, diced
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp. Original TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp. orange zest, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • Green onions, sliced, for garnish

Preparation

Florida Orange Molasses Baked Beans

1. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain water and place beans in large pot; fill pot with water.

2. Bring to a boil; simmer until beans are tender but not fully cooked, about 1 hour. Add salt and baking powder; continue to simmer until beans are tender, but not overcooked, about 10 minutes.

3. Drain beans and place in baking dish.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sauté bacon and onions in saucepan until bacon is cooked and onions are tender.

5. Add Florida Orange Juice, ketchup, molasses, mustard, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, onion powder, ginger, Florida Orange Zest, garlic powder, bay leaf and cloves; bring to simmer.

6. Pour sauce over prepared beans. Cover and bake for 45 minutes; remove cover and bake additional 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving

7. Garnish with Florida Orange Slice and sprinkle with green onions, if desired.