Cariboo Crock Pot Beans with Birch Syrup
This dish can be changed by adding sausages or other meats. Dish up with a salad made of greens and enjoy.
• 2 pounds or 2 (450ml) bags of small white dried beans
• 12 cups of water
• 1 1/2 tsp. of salt
• 3/4 cup of molasses
• 1/4 cup Sweet Tree Birch Syrup
• 2 tbsp of dry mustard
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1/2 cup chopped onions
• 2 tbsp. of ketchup
• 1/4 cup thick sliced bacon, chopped into small pieces
• Olive oil
Soak beans in water for 8 hours or overnight. You can use the crock pot stoneware.
After the soaking put pan in slow cooker base, cover and cook for 3 hours on Low heat. Drain the liquid, saving 1 cup to put back with the beans in the pot (with the pot turned off).
In a large frying pan add olive oil and cook bacon on medium heat until the fat on the bacon is rendered down. Drain fat. Add the remaining ingredients into the crock pot and mix. Put stoneware on stove and cook 10 minutes on medium heat to mix well. Put in crock pot base and cook on Low for 10-12 hours or on High for 6-8 hours.