Old Fashioned Baked Beans Using Molasses
|Dry navy beans||32 Ounce (2 Packages, 16 Ounce Each, Pea)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)|
|Dark molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Packed dark brown sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Dry mustard||4 Teaspoon|
|Bacon slices/1/4 pound salt pork, diced||4 , cut into 1 inch pieces|
|Onions||2 Medium, chopped|
1. Rinse beans with running cold water and discard any stones or shriveled beans. In 8-quart Dutch oven over high heat, heat beans and 12 cups water to boiling; cook 3 minutes. Remove Dutch oven from heat; cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans.
2. Return beans to Dutch oven; add 7 1/2 cups water; over high heat, heat to boiling. Cover and bake in 350°F. oven 1 hour. Stir in molasses and remaining ingredients; cover and continue baking 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove cover; bake 15 to 30 minutes longer, until baked-bean mixture is of desired consistency.