Classic Old-Style Baked Beans


1 tablespoon of olive oil

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon or more cayenne (optional)

One 15 Oz. can tomato puree

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons molasses

Two 15 Oz. cans of white beans, drained and rinsed

Salt and pepper to taste

Parsley for garnish

Preheat your oven to 350.

In a saucepan on medium heat, warm oil, fry onion and garlic until both are translucent.

Add in chili powder and cayenne (optional) and cook for a few minutes.

Add the tomato puree, brown sugar, molasses and bring to a low boil.

Once boiling, add salt and pepper to taste.

Let simmer for about 10 minutes, then add the beans and simmer for 10 minutes more.

Pour into a casserole dish and bake for 15 minutes.

Let stand 5 minutes before serving and garnish with parsley.

Allow it to cool for further thickening of beans that are tender and desired consistency.
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