Margaret Lefever's Wonderful Baked Beans

Total Time
5hrs 15mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 3 hrs 15 mins


  1. Boil beans 1 minute.
  2. Soak two hours , then cook 15 minutes til tender.
  3. Add water if necessary.
  4. Leave the beans in the water.
  5. Mix rest of the ingredients, EXCEPT bacon.
  6. Put bacon in the bottom of the greased casserole dish.
  7. Then beans, then sauce.
  8. Bake 3 hours at 350.
  9. Cover til halfway.
  10. If drying add little catsup and water.


Most Helpful

I tried this recipe because it was the first small quantity baked bean recipe I've found. It's a good starter recipe but I think it could be doctored up just a little by adding onions. Also, the recipe doesn't state how much water the beans should be soaked in and then cooked in. I cooked them (meaning in boiling water) for well over the stated 15 minutes and the beans were still not tender.

Marie Nixon April 22, 2001

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