*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Kansas City Baked Beans
 
 Recipe By     : Smoke & Spice
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Bbq                              Side Dish
                 Ka                               Smoke & Spice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         navy beans -- dried w/ water to cover
    6      cups          water
    1      teaspoon      salt
    4      slices        bacon -- crisp, chopped
    1      medium        onion -- chopped
    2      medium        bell pepper -- chopped
    1      cup           barbecue sauce 
    1      cup           apple cider
      1/3  cup           dark molasses -- unsulphured
      1/4  cup           mustard
    2      tablespoons   cider vinegar
    1      cup           burnt ends -- shredded (optional)
 
 Soak beans for at least 4 hours in water to cover, then drain.
 
 In a large heavy sauce pan, combine the beans with the 6 cups water.  
 Bring beans to boil over high heat, and then reduce to a simmer.  
 Cook slowly, stirring up from the bottom occasionally, for 2 to 3 
 hours.  Stir in the salt after the beans have softened.  Add more 
 water if the beans begin to seem dry.  THe beans are ready when they 
 mash easily but still hold their shape.
 
 Preheat oven to 325F.
 In a skillet fry bacon until crisp.  Remove the bacon and drain.  Add 
 onion and pepper to the rendered bacon drippings and saute until 
 soft.
 
 Transfer bacon and onion mixture to a greased Dutch oven or other 
 baking dish.  Mix in remaining ingredients.  Bake, covered, for about 
 1 hour.  Uncover and bake for an additional 15 - 30 minutes
 
 
 
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 NOTES : I didn't use peppers
 I added 1/4 cup bourbon
 
 burnt ends optional