If not possible to soak beans overnight, use the quick-soak method. Place beans in large saucepan. Add enough water to completely cover beans. Bring to boil on high heat; simmer on medium-low heat 1 min. Turn off heat; let stand 30 min. to 1 hour or until beans are tender.
Use Your Bean Pot
If you have a bean pot with a tight-fitting lid, you can use that to prepare this recipe instead of the casserole dish.
Since the flavor of blackstrap molasses is too sharp, do not use it to prepare this recipe.