Old Time Baked Beans
These are the beans my French-Canadian mother used to make. She never measured anything making these so I've estimated the amounts. These taste great with fresh bread. A good dish to keep in mind for pot-lucks.
- 2 lbs white navy beans
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 4 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 5 tablespoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
Soak beans overnight in water, then boil until tender (not mushy) Note: Soaking is not mandatory but it reduces boiling time.
Drain water and put beans in a large heavy pot or crock.
(5 liter Corningware works well) Add all ingredients together and mix.
Add enough water to cover beans.
Cover and bake at 325 degrees for about 6 hours.
Check beans while they are baking to add water to ensure they do not go dry.