Homemade Pork and Beans

Ingredients List

  • 3 C Dried navy beans
  • 4 C Water
  • 1 Tbls Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbls molasses
  • 1 Tbls yellow mustard
  • 1/2 C Packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 C Ketchup
  • 1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Lbs Thick cut bacon
  • 3 C Chicken broth (optional)
  • 6 oz Can tomato sauce (optional)
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    I am providing instructions here for slow cooker (crockpot). Check link below for cooktop instructions.

      Prepare the beans

    1. Place dried beans in the crockpot and cover with water. Let beans soak overnight in the refridgerator.
    2. Drain all the water from the beans. Add four (4) cups of fresh water. Cover crockpot and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
    3. Prepare the rest of the ingredients

    4. Chop the bacon up into bite-sized pieces. I like to pre-cook the bacon and addthe cooked bacon and fat to the beans.
    5. Finely chop the onions; I prefer yellow onion for this recipe. Saute' in butter until tender and translucent.
    6. (Optional) Since I do not drain the cooked beans, adding the broth is optional.
    7. (Optional) For a thicker and more tomato taste, a 6 oz can of tomato sauce may be added to the mix.
    8. Add the rest of Ingredients and mix into beans. Cook on HIGH for about 30 minutes to warm everything through.
    9. Serve immediately. Turn crockpot to low or warm setting to keep the beans warm. Leftover, if there are any, may be frozen for later use.
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    Adapted from: Dinner then Dessert