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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

August 20 2009

Home Made Baked Beans

1 lb. navy beans
1/2 lb. bacon (unsliced) or salt pork
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 c. dark molasses (or Karo)
1 c. chili sauce
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 med. onion, sliced
2 c. hot liquid (bean)
Salt to taste

Wash beans, cover with water 2 inches above beans. Soak overnight. Add bacon or salt pork. Cover. Simmer over low heat about 1 hour. Do not boil. Drain; reserve liquid. Remove bacon or pork. Cut into 1 inch cubes.

Pour beans into pot or casserole, bury cubes in beans. Add combined remaining ingredients. Cover. Bake slow oven at 300 degrees for 6 hours. If necessary, add more bean liquid or water. Keep testing for doneness.