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John H.R. Molson & Bros 1908
Including beer in your cooking is a great way to unlock new flavours, adding a whole new layer to your favourite recipes. The malty sweetness of the beer complements the sweet hint of the brown sugar in this dish while it is contrasting the saltiness of the bacon. When paired with the strong hop bitterness of John H.R. Molson Bros. cuts through the heat from the cayenne pepper and jalapenos, leaving the pallet ready for more.
- 1 lbs (454g) White navy beans
- 1 lbs (454g) Bacon, chopped
- 1 pc (220g) Yellow onion chopped
- 1 pc (45g) Jalapeno, chopped
- ¼ cup (60ml) Tomato paste
- ¼ cup (60g) Dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp (15ml) Molasses
- John H.R. Molson 1908
- ¼ tsp (2g) Cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp (5g) Fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tsp (10g) Kosher salt
- Heat oven to 250°F.
- Soak beans in a plastic container overnight in just enough cold water to submerge them completely.
- Place a cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat and stir in the bacon, onion, and jalapenos until enough fat has rendered from the bacon to soften the onions, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, dark brown sugar, and molasses.
- Drain the beans and reserve the soaking liquid. Add the drained beans to the Dutch oven. Place the soaking liquid in a measuring cup and add enough John H.R. Molson 1908 to equal 4 cups of liquid. Add the liquid to the Dutch oven and bring to a boil over high heat. Add cayenne, black pepper and salt. Give them a stir and cover with the lid. Place the Dutch oven in the oven for 6 to 8 hours, or until the beans are tender.