• (Big Oval Roaster)
  • 7 c.dry beans
  • 4 c. cut-up onions
  • 4 or 5 c. cut-up bacon
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 5 Tbsp. molasses
  • 2 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. soda
  • 12 c. white sugar


Soak beans overnight. In morning, drain and cover with water. Cook 15-20 minutes, then add soda and boil 10-15 minutes longer. Drain. Rinse well. Cover beans with water. Add onions, bacon and 3 tsp. of salt. Cook until beans are completely done. Add water as needed. After beans are done add molasses, the 2 1/2 tsp. salt and sugar. Stir well. Be sure there is enough water in mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 4 or more hours. Stir occasionally. Take them out of oven when they are a little soupy. They will thicken as they cool. This is the amount for a big oval roaster.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: My Files
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Baked Beans for 50