My gramma made these Baked Beans & wrote down her recipe 30 years ago. They are really very easy and taste delicious! Soak Great Northern beans overnight. Boil next day till tender. Add sauce & bacon!
Great Northern Beans are in the bean/lentil section of your grocery store. I usually have all of these basic ingredients on hand.
Soak beans 8+ hours. I usually soak overnight and finish & assemble the beans the next day.
Another way to test is try to cut bean with fingernail.
Note: You may notice in my photos... this time I made a half recipe which yields 4 generous servings. I used half a bag of beans. For company or a family, I recommend this recipe for 8-12 servings
Drain while you prepare "sauce."
Measure and mix Onions, ketchup, salt, dry mustard, Worcestershire, molasses.
Stir to to mix.
Stir in 1/2 - 1 cup bean liquid, saving some to add later during the baking time. It is tough for me to estimate exactly how much you need. I do it by sight. It should be pourable but not super runny.
Place drained beans into baking dish.
Mix in evenly.
Cut bacon. I LOVE my kitchen shears and use them for so many times I need to cut up foods.
Place bacon pieces on top. You can put more if you like. Sometimes I solidly cover the beans. Bacon adds calories but adds lots of flavor too!
Save out a cup of liquid to add as desired during baking if they appear to be drying out. Bake covered 3 hours @ 300° or 2 hours at 325°. Check each hour, removing cover last 30-45 minutes to brown.
Serve warm and enjoy! I've always called these "Gramma Dorothy Beans" because I learned them from her, so I dedicate this guide to her.
- 1.0lb Great Northern beans
- 1/3lb Bacon, cut 1" squares
- 3.0Tbsp Chopped onion
- 1/2Tbsp Ketchup
- 1/4tsp Salt
- 1/4tsp Dry Mustard
- 1/4tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1.0c Brown Sugar
- 1.0Tbsp Molasses (I use dark)