Comfy Baked Beans

Recipe by Irmgard
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READY IN: 6hrs
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 10 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse beans and sort, discarding any blemished ones and any grit.
  • In a large Dutch oven or stockpot, cover the beans with 3 times their volume of water.
  • Bring to a boil; boil gently for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  • Drain, discarding liquid.
  • Return soaked beans to the pot along with 3 times their volume of fresh water.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain, reserving 2 cups of the cooking liquid.
  • Meanwhile, dice the bacon and set aside.
  • In a bean pot or 16-cup casserole, combine the beans, reserved cooking liquid, bacon, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, molasses, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Bake, covered, in a 300 degree F.
  • oven for 2-1/2 hours.
  • Uncover and bake for 1 to 1-1/2 hours longer or until the sauce is thickened and coats the beans well.
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