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Aunt Della's Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

No recipe image available.Aunt Della's tasty version of old-fashioned baked pork and beans.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound (2 cups) navy beans, sorted and washed
1/2 pound side pork (rind removed,) diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup catsup, or to taste
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place beans in a medium-size kettle, cover with water, and soak for 2 hours.
  2. Drain beans. Add enough fresh water to cover. Cover kettle, bring to a boil, then simmer until beans are tender (approximately 45 minutes.) Do not drain.
  3. Mix in remaining ingredients. Then place entire contents of kettle in oven-proof bean pot with lid.
  4. Bake in bean pot at 350°F (175°C) for 3 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy The Michigan Bean Commission.