Aunt Della's Old-Fashioned Baked Beans
Aunt Della's tasty version of old-fashioned baked pork and beans.
1 pound (2 cups) navy beans, sorted and washed
1/2 pound side pork (rind removed,) diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup catsup, or to taste
Salt to taste
- Place beans in a medium-size kettle, cover with water, and soak for 2 hours.
- Drain beans. Add enough fresh water to cover. Cover kettle, bring to a boil, then simmer until beans are tender (approximately 45 minutes.) Do not drain.
- Mix in remaining ingredients. Then place entire contents of kettle in oven-proof bean pot with lid.
- Bake in bean pot at 350°F (175°C) for 3 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy The Michigan Bean Commission.