Old-Fashioned Baked Beans
These hearty beans are a super side dish for a casual meal. The ingredients blend perfectly for a wonderful from-scratch taste. The old-fashioned flavor will have people standing in line for more.
-Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia
12-16 ServingsPrep: 1 hour 50 min. + standing Bake: 3 hours
- 1 pound dried navy beans
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 4 quarts cold water, divided
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, bring beans, salt and 2 qt. water
- to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand for 1
- hour. Drain beans and discard liquid. Return beans to pan. Cover
- with remaining water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
- for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender. Drain, reserving
- liquid. In a greased 2-1/2 qt. baking dish, combine beans, 1 cup
- liquid, onion, molasses, bacon, brown sugar, mustard and pepper.
- Cover and bake at 325° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until beans are
- as thick as desired thickness, stirring occasionally. Add more of
- the reserved cooking liquid if needed. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 154 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 269 mg sodium,