Baked Beans His Way
  • 1 lb dried or 3 cans (16 oz each) navy beans, Kenny used dried
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • ¼ pound thick bacon, cooked and crumbled, reserving bacon grease
  • ½ cup pure cane syrup (I think he probably added a little extra knowing him :)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 teas prepared mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Soak and cook dried beans according to package directions, reserving 1-1/2 cups of the cooking liquid; if using canned beans, drain and rinse.
  2. Combine the beans with the onions and cooked bacon and place in a 2-1/2 baking dish.
  3. Mix together the syrup, brown sugar, mustard, bacon grease, salt, pepper and add the 1-1/2 cups of the bean water (if using canned beans use tap water); pour over bean mixture making sure beans are covered and adding more if necessary.
  4. Cover and bake in a 250 degree oven checking occasionally to make sure beans are covered with the liquid, adding more if need be.
  5. Cook the dried beans for 6 to 8 hours until the beans are nice and tender or 2 hours for the canned beans.
Recipe by Cooking With Mama at