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Grandma Kirk's Baked Beans

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Ingredients
  Dried navy beans 2 Pound, soaked overnight in cold water and drained
  Onion 1 , coarsely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Light molasses/Sorghum syrup 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Light brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Dry mustard 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Slab bacon 1⁄2 Pound (1 Piece Burnt Ends)
Directions

1. Put the beans in a large enameled cast-iron casserole and add enough water to cover by 1/2 inch. Bring to a simmer and cook until the skins on the beans curl up when you blow on them, about 30 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 300°. Stir the onion, garlic, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, salt, Worcestershire and mustard into the beans, then nestle in the bacon. Cover and bake for 3 hours, until the beans are tender, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed to cover the beans by 1/2 inch.
3. Stir in the Burnt Ends (if using), then bake the beans uncovered about 1 1/2 hours longer, until richly browned on top. Remove the bacon piece, chop into cubes and return to the beans before serving.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Bean

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