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Molasses Baked Beans

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  Dried navy beans 16 Ounce
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Dry mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bacon 1⁄2 Pound, diced
  Onion 1 Medium, sliced

Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven.
Cover with water 2 inches above beans; let soak overnight.
Add salt to beans, and bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce, heat, and simmer 45 minutes.
Drain, reserving liquid.
Add next 4 ingredients, mixing well.
Layer half each of bean mixture, bacon, and onion in a greased 21/2-quart casserole.
Repeat layers.
Add reserved liquid to barely cover beans.
Cover and bake at 300° for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.

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