Baked Beans

Years ago I read a MSL piece about Baked Beans, Martha was reminiscing on the way her mother would prepare baked beans in the wood stove.  Being highly susceptible to literary food suggestions (it really is a problem for me!), I sought out the recipe and made it.  It did not turn out near as wonderful as Martha made it sound.  Since then I have been searching for just the right recipe.

I think I may have found success!  This recipe comes for my great grandmother’s recipe book and it was perfect for a simple Sunday dinner.

2 15oz cans of white beans
1lb bacon (cut into 1″ pieces)
2 meduim onions, diced
2 large bell peppers, diced
1c Ketchup
1/2c brown sugar
2T Molasses

Combine all ingredients into slow cooker, cook on low for 4 hours.  Uncover, skim fat off the top and continue cooking on high (uncovered) for 2 more hours.  Serves 12-15 as a side dish or 6-8 as a main dish.

We served ours over cornbread and it was just right (even the kids ate it!).

One Response to “Baked Beans”

  1. Heather Bailey says:

    Yum! My husband has been making beans with pancetta instead of bacon and they are insanely delicious. I never liked beans as a kid, but it turns out a good recipe is all I needed. Your recipe sounds lovely.

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