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Baked Swedish Brown Beans

Cuisine: Swedish
Type: Vegetables
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups 320g / 11ozDried brown beans - see * Note
1/2 cup 118mlWhite vinegar - distilled
1/2 cup 164g / 5.8ozDark corn syrup
3 tablespoons 45mlBrown sugar - packed
2 tablespoons 30mlButter - melted
1 tablespoon 15mlCinnamon stick (small)
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlSalt - or to taste
6 cups 1422mlWater

Recipe Instructions

Pick over and rinse the beans. Add the water and soak the beans at least 12 hours. Bring the beans and soaking water to a boil. Cover the pan and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

Add the salt, vinegar, syrup, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon stick. Stir to mix. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, or until the beans are tender. The liquid should be as thick as a sauce at the end of the cooking period.

If the liquid is not thickened, turn up the heat for 10 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced. Remove the cinnamon stick. Serve hot.


Note: The beans used in this dish are imported from Sweden and can be found in specialty food shops or Scandinavian markets.

THE FRUGAL GOURMET by Jeff Smith - From the 08-14-1991 issue - The Springfield Union-News


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