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Mom's Easy Bean Bake

 Mom's Easy Bean Bake
"My mom's baked beans are the best I've ever tasted!" contends field editor Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups dried great northern beans (about 1 pound)
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 small onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a large
  • saucepan; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2
  • minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 to 4 hours
  • or until beans are softened. Drain and rinse beans, discarding
  • liquid.
  • Return beans to pan. Cover with fresh water; bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender.
  • Drain, reserving liquid. Combine beans, 1 cup liquid and remaining
  • ingredients in a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at
  • 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until beans are tender, stirring
  • occasionally (add additional reserved liquid if needed). Yield: 8-10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 348 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 493 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 15 g protein.