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Old-fashioned baked beans
Courtesy of
Jackie Clay

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2 cups dry navy beans
1/4 cup ham or bacon
1/2 cup dehydrated chopped onions
8 Tbsp. molasses
4 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. dry mustard
3 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup


Sort beans, soak overnight in enough water to cover. In the morning, drain beans, discarding water.

Place beans in 6-quart or larger heavy pot with 12 cups water and simmer, covered just long enough for beans to get tender (older beans require longer cooking). Drain and discard water.

In a 3-quart or larger casserole, mix beans with other ingredients and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, adding water if necessary to keep beans from drying out. Serve hot with fresh whole wheat bread for a comforting, hearty meal.

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