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How to make "gramma dorothy baked beans (homemade & easy)

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!

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Great Northern Beans are in the bean/lentil section of your grocery store. I usually have all of these basic ingredients on hand.

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.

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.

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."

Drain while you prepare "sauce."

Measure and mix Onions, ketchup, salt, dry mustard, Worcestershire, molasses.

Measure and mix Onions, ketchup, salt, dry mustard, Worcestershire, molasses.

Stir to to mix.

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.

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.

Place drained beans into baking dish.

Mix in evenly.

Mix in evenly.

Cut bacon. I LOVE my kitchen shears and use them for so many times I need to cut up foods.

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!

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\u00b0 or 2 hours at 325\u00b0. Check each hour, removing cover last 30-45 minutes to brown.

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)