These past few days have seemed cooler, almost autumn-like (although I haven’t even left the house to really know for sure!) At any rate, I have been inspired to think about tummy-warming recipes that are delicious and low fat. Healthy and good-tasting, these baked beans are a family-pleasing , easy meal. This recipe makes a HUGE batch that freezes nicely, and can be added to chilis and soups too 🙂

Grampa’s Baked Beans

Soak 3 Cups of dry Navy Beans overnight in enough water to cover them with about 2 inches extra water. Next morning, cook the beans on the stove-top on low heat to soften (this takes several hours!) Once softened, add in with them:

1 Medium Onion chopped

1 Cup Ketchup

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup Water

2 tsp. Dry Mustard Powder

1/2 Cup Molasses

1 TBSP. Salt

1/4 Pound Chopped Bacon (I use Turkey Bacon)

Mix Well. Bake in a large casserole (or several) in a 325 oven for several hours more until soft. Serve with salad, or better yet, fresh homemade bread! MMMmm!