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Prep Time
15 mins
Cooking Time
12 h
Total Time
20 h 30 m
Serves
6

Ingredients

1 lb
dried navy beans
500 g
3/4 cup
chopped dried pitted dates
175 mL
1 cup
tomato sauce
250 mL
1/3 cup
tomato paste
75 mL
1
slice bacon, finely chopped
1
large onion, diced
3
cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp
finely chopped fresh thyme
15 mL
1/2 tsp
mustard powder
2 mL
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper
2 mL

Method

Step 1
Rinse beans, place in bowl, add water to cover and soak 12 hr. Drain and place in slow cooker (4.5 to 6 L capacity).
Step 2
In heatproof bowl, stir together dates and 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) boiling water; let stand 15 min.
Step 3
Add the dates and soaking water to the slow cooker. Mix in tomato sauce, tomato paste, bacon, onion, garlic, thyme, mustard powder, salt and pepper.
Step 4
Cover and cook on LOW setting 8 hr., stirring occasionally, until beans are tender. Serve with a side salad and roll for supper.

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Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/6 of the recipe):
Calories:
300
Fat:
2 g
Carbs:
65 g
Fibre:
21 g
Sugar:
15 g
Protein:
17 g
Sodium:
550 mg