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Baked Beans
This recipe, and its variants, are recipes which one of my aunts used to prepare when I was a small child through my teenage years.
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  • 1 cup beans. These may be one or more of the following:
    • Kidney beans
    • Northern beans
    • Pinto beans
    • Navy beans
  • 4-6 strips bacon OR 2-3 hot dogs, sliced into 1/4 inch thick pieces
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons catsup
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon powdered garlic, or 2 garlic cloves

  • Boil the beans with 4 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Drain.
  • Alternately, use 2 cans of prepared beans of any combination of red beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, northern beans, and/or navy beans.
  • Mix beans, onion, garlic, sugar, molasses, mustard, and catsup
  • Pour bean mixture into 9x13" baking dish
  • Place bacon strips or hot dog pieces over top
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Bake for 45 minutes, until top is brown
Yield: 6 servings as main course
  • Serve hot, alone or with hot dogs, hamburgers, slaw, and beets or green beans
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