• Peter Sr.

Dad's Baked Beans

My former, beloved brother-in-law, an authentic Vermonter, said that once after a bean dinner, "I bent over to feed the dog and shot the cat". If you wish to minimize post bean flatulence, be sure to skim the foam off the beans during boiling and rinse them carefully after boiling before transferring them to the baking dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Great Northern dried beans

  • I tsp. salt

  • ½ C. white sugar

  • ½ C. brown sugar

  • I tsp. dry mustard

  • ½ tsp. ginger

  • 1/2 lb. thick cut bacon

Preparation:

  • Soak dried beans overnight.

  • Drain, cover with salted water and boil until tender, 1-2 hours.

  • Drain.

  • Mix sugar and spices separately.

  • Place beans in a baking dish, add water to cover.

  • Sprinkle sugar and seasonings over the top.

  • Mix lightly.

  • Add bacon if desired.

  • Bake at 300 degrees for 5 hours.

Notes:

1. Boiling time of the beans will determine how soft they will be after baking. If slightly firm is preferred, boil for just 1 hour.

2. Remember, if you wish to minimize post bean flatulence, be sure to skim the foam off the beans during boiling and rinse them carefully after boiling before transferring them to the baking dish.