Navy beans are those plump white beans you often find in soups. They have a lovely flavor that lends itself to ham & bacon in soup and chili. These days, most people buy their beans “presoaked” in a can so they will be able to make their dish faster. But if you like to buy your beans dry, be sure to soak them well enough. I have not gotten that quite right, myself, and my beans have been a bit tough in the past.
Navy Beans & Honey – 2 hrs 350°
Soak 2 c navy beans – 2 hours, bring to boil. Add 1/2 tsp ginger. Simmer 1 hour. Drain. Turn beans into casserole. Add 1 cup fine chopped onions, 1/2 c sour cream, 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 2-3 Tbls honey, 1 c boiling water. Bake covered 2 hours.