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

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

Gregontario October 29, 2002

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

Aroostook July 07, 2002

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.

*Pixie* November 07, 2004