Mom's Best Baked Beans (Vegan)

Course : Beans
Serves: 10
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2 cups chopped onions
1 clove fresh garlic -- peel/fin
4 cups water
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 pieces bay leaves
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
32 ounces canned tomato sauce
1 pound navy beans -- dried uncooked

Preparation / Directions:

This is a wonderful recipe that I got from a cookbook called Lean Luscious and meatless. It takes a little bit of time to prepare but is well worth the effort. It is the best baked beans I have ever had. You can substitute baby limas for the navy beans. I have changed a few things from the original recipe to suit my own taste so feel free to add any of your favorite seasonings. Rinse and drain beans. Place in a large bowl with remaining ingredients except tomato sauce. Mix well cover and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. TO COOK: Transfer bean mixture to a large oven proof pot. Add tomato sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 45 min stirring occasionally. Preheat oven to 300F. Place pot in oven. bake 4 hours covered. Check beans every half hour or so adding water and stirring as needed. When beans are done to your likeness remove from oven and serve.

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