Baked Beans, Aldine Hotel Style
|Categories:||Vegetables, Other Side Dishes, For Kids, Side Casseroles|
|Collections:||Bring on the Bacon!, The Great Tailgate!|
|Keywords:||beans, baked, potluck, northern|
|4 lb||canned, northern beans (undrained)|
|2 c||white sugar|
|2 Tbsp||white vinegar|
|3/4 lb||bacon, uncooked|
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DirectionsI like to freeze the bacon first so that it is easy to cut. Cut the bacon up in bite-sized pieces.Drain the beans, reserving the liquid in a big bowl! Make sure you don't discard the bean liquid. Put the beans in a 9 x 13 or larger pan. (I have used a Dutch Oven for this too).To the bean liquid, add the diced bacon and mix in sugar, vinegar, diced onion, bacon & black pepper. Pour over top of beans & stir.Bake at 350 degrees for 3-4 hours. The bacon will get nice & brown. You will want to stir every hour or more often to ensure even cooking. I add a little bit of water every once in awhile when I stir, if it seems as if the liquid is being too absorbed. Be very generous w/ sprinkling black pepper often, as well. I have never salted the beans or this dish, as the bacon gives it plenty of salt flavor, I have found. You also can pop all of this in the crockpot & cook on low, then brown a bit in the oven when you are ready.