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  1. 1 lb Pea beans

  2. 6 c Water

  3. 3/4c Molasses

  4. 1/2c Black coffee

  5. 1/4c Dark-brown sugar; packed

  6. 1 tb Cider vinegar

  7. 2 ts Dry mustard

  8. 1 1/2ts Salt

  9. 1/4ts Ground black pepper

  10. 1 md Onion; peeled, halved; stuck

  11. 4 cloves

  12. 1 Smoked ham hock or 4 Slices cooked bacon

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  1. + Directions : Combine beans and water in slow-cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 7 hours or until tender. Drain; refrigerate in pot. (can be cooked up to 3 days in advance. ) Stir together molasses, coffee, sugar, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Stir into beans in pot. Add onion and ham hock, pushing down into the beans. Cook, covered, on low heat for 7 hours, or on high for 5 1/2 hours, or until beans are flavored through. CONVENTIONAL COOKING: Soak beans overnight. Drain and cook until very tender, according to package directions. Drain well. Place in 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. Place onion and ham hock in dish. Combine molasses, sugar, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in small bowl. Increase coffee to 1 1/2 cups; add to molasses mixture. Stir into beans. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 3 hours, stirring every hour, or until beans are tender and flavored through, adding more water if beans become to dry. Nutrient Value Per Serving: 318 claories, 14 g protein, 2 g fat, 63 g carbohydrate, 441 mg sodium, 7 mg cholesterol. Exchanges: 2 starch/bread, 1 1/4 meat, 2 fruit, 1/5 vegetable, 1/5 fat. From the Sept 19, '95 issue Family Circle Formatted for MM by Pegg Seevers 11/12/95


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