Granny Smith's Old-Fashioned Baked Beans
This can also be done without the salt pork for a great vegetarian dish. Add a little Liquid Smoke for flavoring.
1 lbdried great northern beans
2 tspsalt (can be omitted)
1/4 lblean salt pork
1 1/2 cvery hot water
1/4 cchili sauce
1 tspprepared mustard
2 tspworcestershire sauce
1bay leaf (optional)
How to Make Granny Smith's Old-Fashioned Baked Beans
- Sort and wash beans. Place in large pot, cover with water and let soak overnight.
- Pour off water and replace with fresh. Add salt to beans and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or until the skin peels back when you blow on one of the beans. Drain.
- Slice onion into the bottom of a dutch oven. Pour drained beans over onion in dutch oven. Cut salt pork into 1/2 inch chunks and bury in the beans. Stir the molasses, chili sauce, mustard, and worcestershire sauce into the hot water and pour over beans. (Add bay leaf if using. Remove before serving.)
- Bake, uncovered, for 6 hours in a 300-degree oven. Do not let beans go dry. Add water as necessary.