Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

"THESE savory beans were a specialty my dear grandma frequently prepared. When I even think of this dish, I can smell the enticing aroma that met us at the door when we went over to Grandma's for Sunday dinner. Every dish she made was a labor of love. -Marjorie Thompson, West Sacramento, California"
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2 h 15 m servings
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  1. Place beans in a Dutch oven or kettle; add enough water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Return beans to pan. Add water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until beans are tender. Drain, reserving 2 cups cooking liquid.
  3. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, combine the beans, onion, mustard, brown sugar, molasses, bacon and 1 cup reserved cooking liquid. Cover and bake at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes or until beans have reached desired thickness, stirring occasionally (add additional reserved cooking liquid if needed).

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This is an excellent recipe for baked beans. One thing that I do differently that what is called for is I soak the beans over night and then follow the rest of the directions. I think this helps...

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These were ok, but I had some problems. The beans cooked for several hours and were still hard. I finally turned up the heat a bit, and then they cooked up nice and soft. Took lots longer tha...

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This is an excellent recipe for baked beans. One thing that I do differently that what is called for is I soak the beans over night and then follow the rest of the directions. I think this helps...

These were ok, but I had some problems. The beans cooked for several hours and were still hard. I finally turned up the heat a bit, and then they cooked up nice and soft. Took lots longer tha...

Perfect! The only thing I did differently was soak the beans overnight and did not preboil them. Just baked as directed.

This recipe was handed down thru generations in my family but instead of using dry beans I use pork & beans drain some liquid off and mix all ingridents together and bake with slices of raw baco...

Tried this recipe twice. Not too good.

I was SO excited to find a bean recipe where the dry beans actually got soft!!! The beans turned out ok but they need a bit more oomph...a little BBQ sauce maybe or vinegar. LQF

Great, only my family really likes molasses so I doubled it!

Did not like. The beans didn't cook properly even after hours of cooking. I will stick to my "canned baked beans" (instead.

Made these with a few changes: no bacon and used BBQ sauce instead of molasses!! Yummy!!

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