|Great northern beans||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Dark brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Dry mustard||1 Tablespoon|
|Coarsely ground black pepper||To Taste|
|Bacon slices||6 , quartered|
Cook beans to almost-tender stage; reserve liquid.
Layer beans about an inch deep in shallow baking pan or casserole; sprinkle liberally with brown sugar and several pinches mustard.
Add another layer of beans; sprinkle with brown sugar, mustard, good dash of salt, and pepper.
Place bacon randomly over top; add bean liquid until just visible through beans.
Bake in moderate oven about an hour.