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Old Fashioned Baked Beans

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  Navy beans 1 Pound, dried
  Water 1 1⁄2 Quart
  Salt pork 1⁄2 Pound, rinsed
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Ketchup 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Dry mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1. Put dried beans and water into a 3-quart glass casserole. Cover and soak overnight.
2. Cut salt pork into 1/4-inch slices, then cut into pieces. Spread on a roast rack set in a 2-quart glass baking dish. Cover with a paper towel. Cook in microwave oven 5 minutes at HIGH. Reserve 1 teaspoon drippings and the salt pork.
3. Combine reserved drippings, celery and onion in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Cook uncovered in microwave oven 2 minutes at HIGH.
4. Add the vegetables to beans; stir. Cover with an all-glass lid or plastic wrap. Cook in microwave oven 15 minutes at HIGH. Stir. Cook covered 30 minutes at SIMMER; stir after 15 minutes.
5. Drain beans, reserving 1 cup liquid. Combine remaining ingredients, reserved salt pork and reserved bean liquid. Add to beans; mix well. Cook covered in microwave oven 45 minutes at SIMMER, or until beans are tender and sauce has thickened; stir every 15 minutes.

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Old Fashioned Baked Beans Recipe