This molasses baked beans recipe is a year-round favorite! Soak dried beans in the morning, boil in the evening, and slow bake overnight.

Place the dried beans in a Dutch oven. Cover with cold water and soak for eight hours or overnight.

1. Soak the  beans.

Drain and rinse the beans. Place them back in the Dutch oven and cover with fresh, cold water. Bring the beans to a light boil and cook for 30 minutes or until tender.

2. Cook the  beans.

Give the Dutch oven a quick wash, then add ketchup, molasses, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, ground dry mustard, and pepper. Stir well to combine.

3. Make the sauce.

Add chopped onion, bacon, reserved bean liquid, and the cooked beans to the pot. Stir well to combine and cover.

4. Assemble the dish for baking.

Transfer the covered pot to a preheated oven. Bake the beans for 8 hours. Remove the beans from the oven, remove the lid, stir, and serve.

5. Bake the beans.