Tess Geer Recipe

Canned Pork and Beans

By Tess Geer dmsgrl

Recipe Rating:
6 pints
Cooking Method:

Tess' Story

This is an old Ball recipe and it is GOOD! I think it would be very tasty if some of the ketchup was switched out for prepared chili sauce.


1 lb
navy or great northern beans, soaked
1/2 c
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
onion powder
3/4 tsp
prepared mustard
2 1/4 Tbsp
3 c
prepared ketchup
1 can(s)
condensed tomato soup
1 1/2 tsp
salt or to taste
1/2 lb
bacon or salt pork fried, more or less to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Soak beans as usual.
Combine remaining ingredients except bacon. To each hot pint jar, add 1 cup soaked beans then add 1 cup liquid mixture and stir to mix well. Add 1 piece of bacon and push under liquid.
Run a spatula around inside of jar. Clean jar rims thouroghly and adjust lids. Process at 10 pounds pressure for 75 minutes.
Allow pressure cooker to return to no pressure naturally. Remove jars and place on a cloth dishtowel out of the sun. Allow to rest for 24 hours then check for seal.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom
Hashtags: #and, #beans, #canning

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Tess Geer dmsgrl
Dec 5, 2013
My mom also boiled the salt pork first and I do, too.
Tess Geer dmsgrl
Jul 8, 2012
Come to think of it, I remember my Mom boiling the salt pork, too.
Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Jun 25, 2012
Printed!! Thanks for sharing!
Sandy Mika mikasldy
Jun 24, 2012
sorry to hear that gaynel, I'm sure they would still be just as good without the pork or bacon. this is the best recipe that I have ever tasted
gaynel mohler gaynel
Jun 24, 2012
Thanks Sandy, and I'll have to omit any pork or bacon, even turkey bacon is loaded with salt. But I can live without it. :) I hate waking up at 4 am short of breath as I did this morning, I am fearful even though my sodium intake is very low, that my kidneys aren't working as they had been.