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2022-01-21 11:41:00 AM  
I do, but don't have the recipe handy, it's my long dead grandma's recipe. It's similar to this old school recipe, but I use leftover ham and the ham bone instead of bacon.
 
2022-01-21 11:44:06 AM  
"Roll that beautiful bean footage!"

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2022-01-21 11:47:15 AM  
Yeah...a couple of times. The SO still prefers canned tho (it's the comfort food thing)....the molasses comes across a bit too strong for him.

https://www.food.com/recipe/boston-baked-beans-431186

However he does make additions to the canned beans, like sauteing some chopped onion in bacon cut in squares before adding the beans...and then a healthy squirt of ketchup. And a long simmer.
 
2022-01-21 12:11:42 PM  
I only make baked beans when I light up my wood burning stove in the family room on the weekend as I want to slow cook them all day long. I use an old cast iron Dutch oven and load it it with soaked navy beans, brown sugar, smoked ham bone, dark molasses, dry mustard and cider vinegar. Always enjoyable on a cold winter's night.
 
2022-01-21 12:41:47 PM  
semi-oblig.

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2022-01-21 12:46:23 PM  
the few times I have, is almost identical to swaniefrmreddeer's link. really hard to go wrong there.

too funny, the first scrooble result is pioneer woman, who recommends...

3 large cans (28 ounces each) pork and beans
...
Then, pour in three cans of good ol' pork 'n beans. They're the best beans for making baked beans. Everyone who's anyone knows that!
I've made baked beans from scratch before-soaked the navy beans and everything. They just weren't as good as the ones made with pork 'n beans.


/*backs away slowly...*
 
2022-01-21 1:02:23 PM  
My recipe isn't handy so no recipe.  But I will claim to have grown my own baked beans.  Back before the last good grocery closed here in the North Country, we bought a package of beans from a company in Maine (the ancestral home of baked beans.)  They were a variety called yellow-eyes. We liked them so well I planted some the next spring. They grew well here, yielded heavily, and made magnificent baked beans.
 
2022-01-21 1:08:43 PM  
About once a year I bake up a pot.  I like 'em about 1/3 Lima, and you don't find that in canned varieties much.
 
2022-01-21 1:18:43 PM  
Moms calico beans, the very best. Makes lots...

1.5 lb ground beef or turkey
1/2 lb bacon
1 large onion diced
1 lg can red kidney beans
1 lg can b&m pork and beans
1 can butter beans
Note on recipe from mom : i usually double the beans
1/2 cup each brown and white sugar
1/2 cup catsup
2 tsp dry mustard
4 tbsp molasses

Fry bacon, drain, crumble, add to crockpot
Brown meat,  add to crockpot
Cook onion til clear, add to crockpot
Add b&m beans (undrained)
Drain rest of beans, add
Add all the other stuff, mix well
Start crockpot on high til heated up
Turn crockpot to low, cook 2 or 3 hours

Enjoy!
 
2022-01-21 1:56:36 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: I do, but don't have the recipe handy, it's my long dead grandma's recipe. It's similar to this old school recipe, but I use leftover ham and the ham bone instead of bacon.


I have to look up Mom's recipe but she always used salt pork.
 
2022-01-21 2:04:08 PM  

knobmaker: My recipe isn't handy so no recipe.  But I will claim to have grown my own baked beans.  Back before the last good grocery closed here in the North Country, we bought a package of beans from a company in Maine (the ancestral home of baked beans.)  They were a variety called yellow-eyes. We liked them so well I planted some the next spring. They grew well here, yielded heavily, and made magnificent baked beans.


Funny you mention it, I recently saw some yellow eyes at the store and they made me stop and scratch my head since I've never heard of them.  Now I wanna try making some baked beans with them.
 
2022-01-21 2:05:12 PM  
Baked beans, seems to me, are one of those things that it isn't worth the effort to go full "scratch". Then again, I don't eat or want them that often, so I'll leave the discussion to more mindful opinions.
 
2022-01-21 2:05:34 PM  

catmandu: swaniefrmreddeer: I do, but don't have the recipe handy, it's my long dead grandma's recipe. It's similar to this old school recipe, but I use leftover ham and the ham bone instead of bacon.

I have to look up Mom's recipe but she always used salt pork.


Found it. I haven't made these in about 20 years. Might just try in over the weekend. I love this recipe.

2 cups navy beans, soaked overnight
2 tsp salt
1 Tbl Brown sugar
1/4 c. molasses or sorghum
1/2 tsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 c. water
1 small onion, diced
2 pieces salt pork or bacon.

Mix all together in a dutch oven or bean pot. Cover and bake at 325° for at least 6 hours
 
2022-01-21 2:22:46 PM  

catmandu: catmandu: swaniefrmreddeer: I do, but don't have the recipe handy, it's my long dead grandma's recipe. It's similar to this old school recipe, but I use leftover ham and the ham bone instead of bacon.

I have to look up Mom's recipe but she always used salt pork.

Found it. I haven't made these in about 20 years. Might just try in over the weekend. I love this recipe.

2 cups navy beans, soaked overnight
2 tsp salt
1 Tbl Brown sugar
1/4 c. molasses or sorghum
1/2 tsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 c. water
1 small onion, diced
2 pieces salt pork or bacon.

Mix all together in a dutch oven or bean pot. Cover and bake at 325° for at least 6 hours


Looks very close to the one we use, which I think originated with Cooks Illustrated.  The only difference may be Worcestershire sauce versus soy sauce.  We dig out my grandmother bean pot when we make them.
 
2022-01-21 2:31:58 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: I do, but don't have the recipe handy, it's my long dead grandma's recipe. It's similar to this old school recipe, but I use leftover ham and the ham bone instead of bacon.


Is the bacon diced, sliced, big hunk or what? I'm tempted to try this, but the molasses and sugar does put me off a bit.
 
2022-01-21 2:37:58 PM  
The Once And Future Beans:

1 lb Yellow Eye beans (spring for the good stuff from Rancho Gordo)
12-16 oz good bacon, diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 jalapenos, unseeded and diced
¼ cup dark brown sugar (muscavado is best)
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup tomato paste
~1 pint veggie stock (homemade if possible)
1½ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne

Soak beans overnight, or about eight hours, with a couple inches of water covering beans; drain after soaking, but save the soaking liquid.
Preheat oven to 250° F
Heat a heavy, oven safe pot or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add bacon, onion and jalapeno and cook, stirring often, until you can see fat is rendering and veggies are getting soft and translucent but not brown, about 8-10 min.
Stir in brown sugar, molasses and tomato paste, and raise heat to med; cook until you see a sauce is formed and bubbling happily, about 5-7 minutes. Add beans and four cups worth of combination soaking liquid and veggie stock. Raise heat to high and stir in salt, pepper, and cayenne right before boiling point. Leave at a rolling boil for a minute or two then turn off heat, put on lid, and put into oven for 8 hours, stirring every two hours.
 
2022-01-21 2:39:43 PM  
For future reference.
 
2022-01-21 3:53:48 PM  

Cortez the Killer: Baked beans, seems to me, are one of those things that it isn't worth the effort to go full "scratch". Then again, I don't eat or want them that often, so I'll leave the discussion to more mindful opinions.


For people like me who are crazy about beans, have the time, and actually enjoy the process, the difference is drastic and a little scary. It's the difference between something that makes you say "this is fine" and something that makes you say "ho...leeeee SHIAT what the fark did I just make? Am I a wizard?!?" while your eyes roll back into your head and you feel it move a little.
 
2022-01-21 3:58:32 PM  
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2022-01-21 4:40:23 PM  

mike_d85: knobmaker: My recipe isn't handy so no recipe.  But I will claim to have grown my own baked beans.  Back before the last good grocery closed here in the North Country, we bought a package of beans from a company in Maine (the ancestral home of baked beans.)  They were a variety called yellow-eyes. We liked them so well I planted some the next spring. They grew well here, yielded heavily, and made magnificent baked beans.

Funny you mention it, I recently saw some yellow eyes at the store and they made me stop and scratch my head since I've never heard of them.  Now I wanna try making some baked beans with them.


Dry beans are among those things that are a whole lot of fun to grow. There are so many varieties, just of regular Phaseolus varieties.  I've grown all sorts, and right now I mostly have yellow-eyes and borlotto beans which are a kind of white kidney bean used in a lot of Italian recipes.

But I have found that the beans you grow yourself make a huge difference in how bean dishes taste.  I guess, for one thing, the beans are much fresher, since you don't know how old the store beans are.  But also, you can grow varieties you'd never find in stores.  Last year I grew Hutterite Soup beans.  Good soup.
 
2022-01-21 6:08:48 PM  

ImOscar: Cortez the Killer: Baked beans, seems to me, are one of those things that it isn't worth the effort to go full "scratch". Then again, I don't eat or want them that often, so I'll leave the discussion to more mindful opinions.

For people like me who are crazy about beans, have the time, and actually enjoy the process, the difference is drastic and a little scary. It's the difference between something that makes you say "this is fine" and something that makes you say "ho...leeeee SHIAT what the fark did I just make? Am I a wizard?!?" while your eyes roll back into your head and you feel it move a little.


Don't get me wrong. I love me some beans. It's the "Baked beans" that one thinks about when at a BBQ or cookout that I'm talking about. They tend to be sweet, and I'm more of a savory person. Now, let's get to talking about slow cooked pinto beans, cowboy style.
 
2022-01-21 6:54:48 PM  

Cortez the Killer: ImOscar: Cortez the Killer: Baked beans, seems to me, are one of those things that it isn't worth the effort to go full "scratch". Then again, I don't eat or want them that often, so I'll leave the discussion to more mindful opinions.

For people like me who are crazy about beans, have the time, and actually enjoy the process, the difference is drastic and a little scary. It's the difference between something that makes you say "this is fine" and something that makes you say "ho...leeeee SHIAT what the fark did I just make? Am I a wizard?!?" while your eyes roll back into your head and you feel it move a little.

Don't get me wrong. I love me some beans. It's the "Baked beans" that one thinks about when at a BBQ or cookout that I'm talking about. They tend to be sweet, and I'm more of a savory person. Now, let's get to talking about slow cooked pinto beans, cowboy style.


I dare you to cook the recipe I posted above exactly as I wrote it and if it doesn't blow your mind, I'll send you the cost of the ingredients.
 
2022-01-21 11:10:39 PM  
My grandmother's had a beans recipe.  To this day, it takes me a few bites to acclimate to baked beans that don't taste like this, which is all baked beans really.

- She didn't soak the beans, or parboil them, or anything like that, just boiled the beans until tender
- Baked the beans in a 9x13 baking pan with a ton of raw bacon, and a chopped onion not sauted, and sometimes a chopped green bell pepper.
- Seasoned with ketchup, yellow mustard, and a little brown sugar, and a little paprika

It was actually good, somehow.
 
2022-01-22 12:51:05 AM  
2 large jars Bush's maple bacon beans
Half a bottle of open pit original
Half cup packed brown sugar
Half cup ketchup
Half cup cheap balsamic vinegar
2T yellow mustard
Stir and cook in smoker for 3-5 hours depending on what temp (350-225), they're almost always made with smoked meat

I rarely have leftovers, everyone loves them.
 
2022-01-22 1:50:53 AM  
Google - how do I sous vide baked beans?
 
2022-01-22 7:23:22 AM  
You can't go wrong if use any of the 30 or so baked bean recipes by Martha Stewart.
 
2022-01-22 8:44:54 AM  

ImOscar: Cortez the Killer: ImOscar: Cortez the Killer: Baked beans, seems to me, are one of those things that it isn't worth the effort to go full "scratch". Then again, I don't eat or want them that often, so I'll leave the discussion to more mindful opinions.

For people like me who are crazy about beans, have the time, and actually enjoy the process, the difference is drastic and a little scary. It's the difference between something that makes you say "this is fine" and something that makes you say "ho...leeeee SHIAT what the fark did I just make? Am I a wizard?!?" while your eyes roll back into your head and you feel it move a little.

Don't get me wrong. I love me some beans. It's the "Baked beans" that one thinks about when at a BBQ or cookout that I'm talking about. They tend to be sweet, and I'm more of a savory person. Now, let's get to talking about slow cooked pinto beans, cowboy style.

I dare you to cook the recipe I posted above exactly as I wrote it and if it doesn't blow your mind, I'll send you the cost of the ingredients.


Challenge accepted. I'll find you in some other thread and report back.
 
2022-01-22 8:52:17 AM  

Cortez the Killer: ImOscar: Cortez the Killer: ImOscar: Cortez the Killer: Baked beans, seems to me, are one of those things that it isn't worth the effort to go full "scratch". Then again, I don't eat or want them that often, so I'll leave the discussion to more mindful opinions.

For people like me who are crazy about beans, have the time, and actually enjoy the process, the difference is drastic and a little scary. It's the difference between something that makes you say "this is fine" and something that makes you say "ho...leeeee SHIAT what the fark did I just make? Am I a wizard?!?" while your eyes roll back into your head and you feel it move a little.

Don't get me wrong. I love me some beans. It's the "Baked beans" that one thinks about when at a BBQ or cookout that I'm talking about. They tend to be sweet, and I'm more of a savory person. Now, let's get to talking about slow cooked pinto beans, cowboy style.

I dare you to cook the recipe I posted above exactly as I wrote it and if it doesn't blow your mind, I'll send you the cost of the ingredients.

Challenge accepted. I'll find you in some other thread and report back.


*other foodtab Farkers start taking sides, dancing menacingly at each other while snapping fingers*
 
2022-01-22 11:47:07 AM  

tintar: Cortez the Killer: ImOscar: Cortez the Killer: ImOscar: Cortez the Killer: Baked beans, seems to me, are one of those things that it isn't worth the effort to go full "scratch". Then again, I don't eat or want them that often, so I'll leave the discussion to more mindful opinions.

For people like me who are crazy about beans, have the time, and actually enjoy the process, the difference is drastic and a little scary. It's the difference between something that makes you say "this is fine" and something that makes you say "ho...leeeee SHIAT what the fark did I just make? Am I a wizard?!?" while your eyes roll back into your head and you feel it move a little.

Don't get me wrong. I love me some beans. It's the "Baked beans" that one thinks about when at a BBQ or cookout that I'm talking about. They tend to be sweet, and I'm more of a savory person. Now, let's get to talking about slow cooked pinto beans, cowboy style.

I dare you to cook the recipe I posted above exactly as I wrote it and if it doesn't blow your mind, I'll send you the cost of the ingredients.

Challenge accepted. I'll find you in some other thread and report back.

*other foodtab Farkers start taking sides, dancing menacingly at each other while snapping fingers*


I dunno I might have to go with Cortez on this one.... sure it's probably tasty but the1/2 cup of brown sugar/molasses....

Also Jesus I ain't spending 8+ hours on beans
 
2022-01-22 12:16:06 PM  

Gough: catmandu: catmandu: swaniefrmreddeer: I do, but don't have the recipe handy, it's my long dead grandma's recipe. It's similar to this old school recipe, but I use leftover ham and the ham bone instead of bacon.

I have to look up Mom's recipe but she always used salt pork.

Found it. I haven't made these in about 20 years. Might just try in over the weekend. I love this recipe.

2 cups navy beans, soaked overnight
2 tsp salt
1 Tbl Brown sugar
1/4 c. molasses or sorghum
1/2 tsp. mustard powder
1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 c. water
1 small onion, diced
2 pieces salt pork or bacon.

Mix all together in a dutch oven or bean pot. Cover and bake at 325° for at least 6 hours

Looks very close to the one we use, which I think originated with Cooks Illustrated.  The only difference may be Worcestershire sauce versus soy sauce.  We dig out my grandmother bean pot when we make them.


I know Mom's originated with her grandmother, she even inherited her grandmother's bean pot. I suspect the Worchestershire sauce was a later addition, just like the more formal ingredient measurements.
 
2022-01-22 1:11:54 PM  
 
2022-01-22 2:19:52 PM  

Gentlequiet: These are as much an event as they are a food.


I have plans to build a cook shack on our rural property.  One of the features that I want to include is a bean hole.
 
2022-01-22 3:20:36 PM  

TheSubjunctive: About once a year I bake up a pot.  I like 'em about 1/3 Lima, and you don't find that in canned varieties much.


There's a place inside the Amish market near me that makes baked beans using 100% lima beans, and I really like the balance between beans and sauce.

I cook dried beans a few times a year (New Orleans style red beans, sometimes vegetarian, black bean soup,  black bean and hominy porridge, etc), but have never made baked beans

/didn't like them as a kid
//supposedly my brother didn't like hot dogs back then
///so we would swap
 
2022-01-22 3:33:57 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Also Jesus I ain't spending 8+ hours on beans


This is one of those many uses of a crockpot.  Turn it on in the morning, eat when you get home from work.

But you often need to boil certain types of beans (lima beans, red kidney beans) for a few minutes so you denature whatever toxins are in them, so you can't do it 100% in an old fashioned slow cooker for all types of beans
 
2022-01-22 5:39:48 PM  

Oneiros: Axeofjudgement: Also Jesus I ain't spending 8+ hours on beans

This is one of those many uses of a crockpot.  Turn it on in the morning, eat when you get home from work.

But you often need to boil certain types of beans (lima beans, red kidney beans) for a few minutes so you denature whatever toxins are in them, so you can't do it 100% in an old fashioned slow cooker for all types of beans


Ahem the posted recipe was 8 hours in oven.

Personally I believe all beans should be cooked and refried.

Then to the tortilla with em!
 
2022-01-22 7:28:08 PM  

tintar: the few times I have, is almost identical to swaniefrmreddeer's link. really hard to go wrong there.

too funny, the first scrooble result is pioneer woman, who recommends...

3 large cans (28 ounces each) pork and beans
...
Then, pour in three cans of good ol' pork 'n beans. They're the best beans for making baked beans. Everyone who's anyone knows that!
I've made baked beans from scratch before-soaked the navy beans and everything. They just weren't as good as the ones made with pork 'n beans.

/*backs away slowly...*


Had a friend marry a lady from down south, and went to a bbq at his house. Everyone raved about her home made baked beans. Baked beans were pretty good so I ask his wife for her recipe, it started the same way...

/????
 
2022-01-22 7:53:15 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Oneiros: Axeofjudgement: Also Jesus I ain't spending 8+ hours on beans

This is one of those many uses of a crockpot.  Turn it on in the morning, eat when you get home from work.

But you often need to boil certain types of beans (lima beans, red kidney beans) for a few minutes so you denature whatever toxins are in them, so you can't do it 100% in an old fashioned slow cooker for all types of beans

Ahem the posted recipe was 8 hours in oven.

Personally I believe all beans should be cooked and refried.

Then to the tortilla with em!


Why limit yourself?  Though I did buy a 25 pound sack of pinto beans recently.  After I discovered that making refried beans from scratch is actually pretty easy.
 
2022-01-22 10:10:03 PM  
Baked beans are pretty easy to make - the above recipes prove it.

If you never try homemade baked beans then all the baked beans you've ever eaten have come from a can, which is a little bit sad.
 
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