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!
I absolutely love these beans! Great flavor and they freeze well too. I usually make a batch and freeze into smaller portions – this way I can have beans with whatever I’m preparing for supper. Great with salmon. As a kid we would have beans with “fried dough”. Really good, but not good for you!