Preheat oven to 300-350 degrees.
Combine all of above ingredients together in baking dish. Add enough water to just cover the beans. Bake at 300-350 degrees to desired softness.
Beans may be covered if long, slow cooking is anticipated. If you like your beans to be more dried out, try uncovering them for the last 30-60 minutes of cooking time (such as when they are essentially done or almost done and you just want to dry them out so that they are not soupy). Note that softer cooked baked beans will also be easier to digest.
This is a favorite recipe of the food and nutrition services department at Rhode Island Hospital. This recipe was submitted by Joyce Cooper, RD. More about nutrition services at Rhode Island Hospital.