Baked Beans for Saturday's Supper

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Saturday supper in this neck of the woods meant baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and rolls for many years. A tradition that is almost gone.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover beans w/ water and soak overnight.
  2. Drain and add all ingredients to covered beanpot/roaster or pressure cooker.
  3. Cover beans with warm water.
  4. Oven Method :.
  5. Place bean in a large pan and cover w/ boiling water. Parboil on medium stovetop heat 20-25 minutes. Drain.
  6. Place bean in a roaster/bean pot and bake the beans covered at 325F for 5+ hours then uncovered for 1-2.
  7. Occasionally add more hot/boiling water as needed.
  8. Pressure Cooker method: When you add water to cooker, make sure it is under half full.
  9. Following your pressure cooker instructions, cook for 45 min at 5 lbs pressure or gauge gently rocking.
  10. Transfer beans into a bean pot or small roasting pan and bake uncovered until beans are browned and tender (1-2 hrs at 325F degrees).
  11. Add more hot boiling water as needed.
Most Helpful

5 5

i just bought this preasure cooker, your's is my first try.....thanks greg

When you add water while these are cooking, be sure it is very hot or the beans will have a tendency to burst.

4 5

Very good bean recipe. Simple and yummy. I substituted diced lean ham for the bacon (trying to cut back on fat) and after parboiling for about 30 minutes, I drained the beans and placed them and the rest of the ingredients in my crockpot and added enough boiling water to barely cover them. I cooked them for about 6 hours on high, then transferred them to the 325 F oven for about an hour to brown and reduce the liquid a bit. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Barb.