Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a from scratch recipe using dried beans. I found it handwritten on a very yellowed piece of paper. My husband thinks it's delicious!
- 1 lb dry white bean, soaked and rinsed
- 10 cups water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 bay leaf
- 1⁄4 cup molasses
- 1⁄3 cup catsup
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 ounces salt pork (I use bacon or ham)
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Combine the soaked beans, water, oil, salt and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then simmer until beans are tender. Add more hot water if necessary.
- Drain, reserving 1 cup liquid.
- Combine the 1 cup liquid with the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
- Pour over the beans in a casserole dish.
- Cover and bake at 300 degrees F for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, adding more liquid if necessary so beans don't dry out.
- This gets better with time-leftovers are great!
Very nice but so sweet!! Next time I will leave out the brown sugar and most of the molasses.
These are excellent. FAR better than a can of pork and beans. Thank you.
Food for the soul from a couple of generations back ... and the leftovers are not simply "great", they're splendid - even cold. ("Simmer 'til tender" doesn't quite work for me - I would have liked an approximate time.) Thank you Aunt Jeannie, wherever you are!