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                        Maple-Rum Baked Beans <R T>
 
 Recipe By     : Vegatarian Times, Dec. 1995, pg 56
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans/Peas                       Vegetarian
                 Low Fat                          Main Dish
                 Side Dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      C             Dried Navy Beans
    2      Tsp           Sesame Oil -- *NOTE, dark
    1      Sm            Onion -- peeled
    1      C             Maple Syrup -- pure
      1/4  C             Dark Rum -- **NOTE
    2      Tsp           Salt
    1      Tsp           Dry Mustard
 
 *NOTE:  Original recipe used 2 T dark sesame oil.
 
 **NOTE:  Omit the rum if you prefer, but it lends a rich flavor.  What I 
 did since I didn't have any rum was to use 2 t rum extract - it was really 
 good.
 
 Soak beans in water to cover 8 hrs or overnight.
 
 Preheat oven to 300 deg F.  Drain beans, rinse and add to a heavy kettle 
 with 6 C fresh water.  Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer 10 min.  
 Drain beans, reserving cooking water.
 
 Place beans in bean pot or ovenproof casserole; mix with sesame oil.  
 Place onion in center of pot.  In small bowl, mix maple syrup, rum, salt, 
 dry mustard and 1/2 C reserved bean liquid.  Pour mixture over beans.  Add 
 just enough bean liquid to cover beans.  Cover pot; bake 2 hrs.
 
 Add remaining bean liquid.  Stir well; bake until beans are soft and 
 liquid is nearly absorbed, 1 1/2 - 2 hrs more.  Add water as needed.  
 Uncover casserole during the last 30 min of bakng.  Serve hot.  
 
 Makes 8 side dish servings or 6 as a main dish.
 
 Helpful Hints:
 To prepare beans in a slow cooker, simmer soaked beans in 6 C water in 
 saucpan until beans are tender, 40 - 60 min.  Drain, reserving cookign 
 liquid.  Add beans to slow cooker with 1/2 C reserved bean cooking liquid, 
 copped onion and remaining ingredients.  Cook on high 5 - 6 hrs, or low 10 
 - 12 hrs.
 
 Try soaking beans using the quick soak method.   Cover beans with 6 C 
 water in a heavy pot, bring to a boil, boil gently 2 min, turn off heat, 
 cover and let stand 1 hr.  Drain; proceed with recipe. 
 
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