Preheat oven to 250F; Sort and rinse beans removing any bean that is not whole. Nakusp, British Columbia. Thank you for all the recipes. Southern-cuisine expert and cookbook author Diana Rattray has created more than 5,000 recipes articles in her 20 years as a food writer. (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. I add to the mixture over the beans about 1/2 cup of our home made chili sauce -commercial will do. Enjoy! I like Bush's. Layer the beans, onion, and diced bacon in three or four layers in a three- to four-quart covered casserole or bean pot. All rights reserved. ), You can opt-out at any time. I myself add a few drops or hot sauce to my bowl! However, that might make your beans too sweet. My mother used catsup, which works well.also. Add water if beans are dry. Drain, reserving liquid. Reminds me that I really must get myself a slow cooker. We were city center in out new home and without power for about 10 days. Just like opening a can of juicey beans. Keywords: baked beans; molasses baked beans; Boston baked beans. The Groundhog Gale, was a massive nor’easter that hit our region on February 2nd, Groundhog Day. Preheat oven to 325F I might try olive oil next time. THE NEXT DAY: Drain beans and place in saucepan. Here’s the link to subscribe. And I’m sure salt pork was the standard way back. I love your suggestion to add BBQ sauce to the beans for a change. For more delicious side dish recipes, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section, as well as these family favorites: Cut in half for just your family. Just put a pot of these babies in the oven! I have been told they should be cooked on low. Cover the beans with 8 cups of water; let soak overnight. Before recess we could see garbage cans being blown down the street and before lunchtime we were told that school was closing due to the storm and we were all to go home. Dab with the butter or oil or sprinkle over the bacon pieces. Definitely these homemade Old Fashioned Blackstrap Molasses Baked Beans taste much better than canned pork and beans and are the perfect side dish for dinner, picnic, party or potluck. Bring the beans to a boil; remove from heat. When making this recipe, you'll need to stir the beans occasionally and check for tenderness. I have the beans waiting for me when I get home tonight; made them in the slow cooker on low and added just a bit more water to accommodate this method of cooking. Although when I first starting making this recipe, I followed the recipe exactly and then starting adjusting a bit. Mom usually made baked beans for Saturday supper, along with a loaf of oatmeal brown bread. Thanks for the suggestion. 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Hi Marilyn, Your adaptations sound delicious! Cover the pot and cook for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary so the beans do not dry out. I’m going to do that next time since we love leftovers but never seem to have any. Hi Cornelius, Sorry I’m so late replying to your message. Mix together the garlic, molasses, brown sugar, tomato sauce or catsup, mustard and Worcestershire in a small mixing bowl. This was her exact recipe with one exception. I live in Edmonton now and baking some beans right now for supper I think I will try the pepper that you suggest in your reciept. It’s part of my “Yankee” heritage. Home was always such a safe place. Set aside. I,d love to make the oatmeal bread to go with the beans do you have the recipe! If you’re in search of family-friendly food that’s easy to prepare, healthy and tastes good, then sign up to receive blog posts by email. Add enough of the reserved bean cooking liquid to almost cover the beans. No baked beans in freezer, but will have for the rest of winter. I put my beans in mason jars and bath them down for 5 minutes, will last for months and don’t dry out like in the freezer? dried navy or Great Northern beans 8 oz. Made on your stovetop or in your slow cooker, it’s the perfect side dish for any time of the year! Made with ingredients like bacon, roasted red pepper, molasses, brown sugar and cider vinegar, this recipe … Hi Wayne, Isn’t it wonderful to have old time recipes that never go out of style. Rinse the navy beans under cold running water. (I think this winter has been as memorable as the winter of ’76.). Baked brown beans are a strong favourite childhood memory for me, too… and I have a similar memory of walking through a storm, but I was in junior high – but could relate to that feeling and it brought me right back to my old family home table – warm and cozy, with the storm raging outside. In a greased 2-1/2 qt. It includes cooking tips, menu ideas, featured recipes and more. Recipe Tips: The pulled pork can be left out but I really love it in these beans. Set aside. the last time a make some bean, very good, I’ve been craving homemade beans and the weather is just right here in New Brunswick! Serve hot. Hi Margaret, Glad you enjoyed the recipe. Then stir in enough reserved cooking liquid to cover beans. You just have the play with the time and water ratio. Those additions must add wonderful flavour. Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe I’ve found if you boil the beans for 20-25 minutes as you suggest and let them stand in the boiled water for another 10 minutes they bake up quite nicely in about 4 hours using a dutch oven. "Lite" molasses is … One change I make is I use the brown sugar blend its half brown sugar and half Splenda just to lower the sugar for my husband. As an eight year old it was thrilling. So, these baked beans look heavenly… yet my mom always made pork and beans… always… there wasn’t much pork to eat in the bowl, but the flavour of smoky bacon was strong and prevalent, so I know that more than one piece of bacon was used in her recipe. Valerie. At the beginning of 2015 our youngest son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes so I am always looking for ways to cut sugar from recipes….but there is no replacement that I am aware of for Crosby’s molasses! Molasses Baked Beans. BBQ sauce is a good add as well. Hi, Donna! Hi Sue, I haven’t made this recipe in a slow cooker, but you could try on low, keeping a close eye on the liquid so the beans don’t dry out. They are good with that extra kick of pepper. I lived throug the “Groundhog Day Storm” too. The don’t seem to last very long A couple of Tbs. The next day, drain the beans, put them in a pot and cover with water. Molasses baked beans are cold weather comfort food, perfect for fall and winter, for supper or alongside fried eggs at breakfast. Grandma's Baked Beans. Is there a way to tone done the flavor. Hi Monica, Like you I never use meat in my recipe, although the original recipe calls for 1/4 lb of fat salt pork! Ellen, so very happy that you enjoyed the recipe. ;) I plan to make it Saturday night for supper. :), Bridget I remember that particular storm very well! I’m happy that you managed to stay warm. Hi Sheila, You could substitute olive oil for the tablespoon of butter, although the butter adds a bit of flavour. Thank you for sharing. Bury peeled onion in the middle of the beans. Baked beans are the sort of satisfying meal that helps you weather February storms. My Dad made baked beans with Crosby’s molasses and I am excited to try your recipe! Your email address will not be published. ★☆ It must add great texture and flavour. 4. ¼ cup molasses ⅔ cup of brown sugar 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons of dry mustard 60 ounces of baked beans or pork and beans Garrison 2 tablespoons of green onion 2 tablespoons of chopped bacon (reserved for cooked bacon) Instructions. kitchen stove. Watching Wild World of Sports…. Maybe she didn't use a recipe??? My lovely wife and I agree; These are the best molasses bake beans we’ve ever tasted. Off we walked to our neighbourhood elementary school in a heavy breeze and pelted with rain. It was a frequent dish, especially when times were difficult as it provided good nourishment for the family. Have been making much the same recipe as my Grand Mother was in the 1800’s. Thanks. 6. I have been making baked beans with molasses for many years, and my mother before me, this recipe is almost like mine except I use olive oil instead of bacon or fat pork, my husband loves them. I am so glad I found your lovely website Crosby’s. I made a batch of these this week. Hi Sheilagh, Love the idea of adding the home canned tomatoes. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender (1 to 1 1/2 hours). I will try some myself and see how they come out! I also remember that Gale. Like my beans a little juicy so I didn’t bake uncovered to darken and thicken them. 3. I also add more pepper – just our preference and a bay leaf while cooking. Hi Pat, I love how the best old recipes just keep making the rounds. I soaked Jacob Cattle beans last night. I plan on making these this weekend! Add the molasses, brown sugar, salt, mustard, and pepper. Drain the beans and put them in a large ovenproof pot or bean crock. Hi Bridget, (love the name, same as my great-grandmother) I too remember that storm… or one like it. Ham and coleslaw. Hi Carol, Yes, this recipe is great in an instant pot! We absolutely love them! Note: if you didn't plan ahead and don't have many hours, try the Quick-Soak method for dry beans. (Classic taste — no tomato or ketchup.) Haven’t made baked beans that often but think this recipe will help me try them more often. I still make it quite often but I use a slow cooker. How exactly would you sub the salt fat pork. Now because of your email, I now have to make some backed beans. If you want to use salt pork you can just bury it in the beans before baking, along with the onion. Hubby loves them! Cover the beans with 8 cups of water; let soak overnight. I have beans soaking now as I write this. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender. Pick beans over and soak overnight. Cover with water and bake in a covered bean pot for about 6 hours at 300°F. Is it possible to use this recipe in an instant pot? When ever I use it I treat myself to a spoonful. I love them cold too! and 3 days.. The basically melt into the sauce and I really like it. Wayne ;-) These beans remind of the ones my Nan made. This molasses baked beans recipe the recipe that I grew up with, adapted from The Laura Secord Canadian Cook Book. I love that feeling. The old recipes always seem to be the best. Using a colander over a bowl, drain liquids into the bowl. Drain beans well, reserving liquid. Cover and bake the beans for about four to five hours or until tender, stirring occasionally and adding more liquid, as needed. My only change is I use more bacon and it is great. They’re with fish cakes or toutons and molasses. The next best thing would be to find a copycat recipe for Grandma Brown's. Judy please pressure can your beans at 11 pounds pressure for 90 minutes. cook overnight on the slowest heat with a folded towel over the whole container (tradition) and the next morning I can not wait to eat. My youngest loves homemade baked beans and cornbread, possibly even more than he loves sloppy Joes.He'll eat them for three meals a day if I let him. Take a bean of your choice (garbanzos and white beans are popular) and use it on any salad - including pasta salad. Hi Ester, Thanks for all of the suggestions. This is my go-to bean recipe. Do you have an Instant Pot? mustard 2 tbsp. Freeze for up to three months. I love the suggestion to add apples. This winter reminds me of that winter, only difference is Generator, and not alot of neighbors needing help. I also remember the Groundhog day Storm the lasted a lot longer then a day. We screamed in delight and took the long way home to prolong the fun. For more details, see our, Homemade Barbecued Baked Beans With Spicy Sausage Recipe, Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans With Molasses, 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Beans With Bacon, Southern Crock Pot Pinto Beans With Ham Hocks. Try our easy recipe for “Baked Beans” in the Instant Pot. I usually take half the cooked beans and then make my chili out of it. Hi Bridget I make a baked bean recipe it has half a cup of tomatoe sauce added extra to your recipe also a ham shank and I add some small pork spare ribs. baking dish, combine beans, 1 cup liquid, onion, molasses, bacon, brown sugar, mustard and pepper. We were blown into puddles and hung onto trees to catch our breath. These are delicious. The long baking time keeps the kitchen cozy (although they can be baked in a slow cooker) and leftovers can be eaten with breakfast. Funny that you recall the Groundhog Gale too. I’m also a busy mom who’s working hard to raise kids who appreciate good food and time around the table.Get to know Bridget. Privacy Policy. I use the slow cooker and the beans turn out great. Hi Maybe it was just the butter that hardened in the beans or the fat from the bacon, not rote. Reminds me of my mother’s baked beans she used to make for New Year’s Eve.. One small modification gives a bit of piquancy. I can alot though and thank you for the idea. Get it free when you sign up for our newsletter. cans baked beans. While the beans are baking you can can start a batch of oatmeal brown bread…. I make these beans regularly they are delicious, I always make them with cornbread. Recently I have been adding about 1/4 cup Beer and Chipotle BBQ sauce with the other ingredients…..yum! Top with remaining salt pork, pressing pieces down into the liquid. An excellent recipe. Vegetarian Black Bean Chili that Sticks to Your Ribs, Apple Sage Baked Beans | Comfort Food with a Twist, Mom’s Black Bean Turkey Chili Recipe a Warming Winter Meal, Molasses Baked Beans with a Touch of Sass. I always have a couple of ham steaks in my freezer that I can dice up in the beans to add great flavour! Hi Diane, Great tip for people who have to watch their sugar intake. I’m sure we were home before it got that bad but still…My poor mom hadn’t even been notified that school was closed. Reading all the comments here, it is time to make my own. Hi Carol, Yes, this recipe can be adapted to the slow cooker. This is the molasses baked beans recipe that I grew up with. I have a question for you, I used cooking molasses and the flavor is too strong. She used salt pork instead of bacon. An old fashioned recipe for baked beans with lots of flavour and lovely texture. The healthy blackstrap molasses adds more flavor. The recipe has more sugar than my usual one so will let you know how it goes. Bring the beans to a boil; remove from heat. I had lost my usual recipe for baked beans and this looked closest to the way I usually make them so I made this in my crock pot today and added about half a pound of bacon ends from my favorite butcher shop. I have been making them for many years with yellow eyed beans in my slow cooker. (Classic taste — no tomato or ketchup.). Hi Maggie, THanks for the suggestion to add a bit of hot sauce. I used black eye beans and they were lovely! A good memory also, NO SCHOOL ;-) I like this recipe because of the earthy molasses, bacon (can't go wrong with bacon) onions and garlic (don't skimp on the onions, and use fresh garlic if you can). Going to try your recipe today and as previously suggested with fish cakes, an original Saturday evening family meal. This recipe sounds Yum! I used 3/4 tablespoon of butter and cubed up some of smoked ham. Service reps available 8am - 5pm … Hi Doug, That’s a great suggestion. ★☆ Can you do the beans in the slow cooker with this recipe? Hi Nancy, Great suggestions. © 2020 Crosby's Molasses and More. whas rot, in my refrigerator,…. There are many factors which could make beans tender in more or less time, so check periodically after a few hours. I’m glad to hear that the beans do well in the slow cooker. I’m wishing I had the same but I do have navy beans soaking on the counter so that’ll be my supper tomorrow night. Last year I went looking for a recipe and found yours.I recognize the molasses brand and after reading your story I figured I would try it.I loved the baked beans we used to eat growing up and I missed having them so I decided to give it a try. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, measure one cup of the hot cooking liquid. salt pork or bacon, cubed 1 cup onion, chopped 1 cup Grandma's Molasses Salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 tsp. Yes, bacon adds great flavour :). Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes (or until the skins break when you blow on them). Crosby’s Molasses! Hi Lorraine, Lucky you to have baked beans waiting at home. My Grandma’s Pork ‘n Beans is the only Baked Beans recipe I have ever known. Cover with remaining water; bring to a boil. (Another option is to play with adding a little tomato sauce or ketchup.). Great suggest. For best results on this recipe, use Fancy Molasses. I am sure the family will love it. Judy, that is a great way to preserve beans. In a large pot, add beans and pour 5 cups cold water over, cover, heat to boiling, then simmer 1 … Trying this for my first time!! This is a great recipe which I use with variations. Add drained beans. I lived in the Annapolis valley at the time and because of the freezing rain our home was without power for 7 days! I also use 2 slices of turkey bacon otherwise I follow your recipe. I’ve never made homemade baked beans before… this should be fun! Blackstrap Molasses Baked Beans are a hardy dish that will remind you of cookouts and summertime meals. Thanks for sharing. 4 thick slices bacon, diced (about 4 to 5 ounces). I am sure they do not dry out, but if you package beans well enough in the freezer, they should not dry out. Enjoy these baked beans with oatmeal brown bread or cracked wheat brown bread. Mix together and add to beans: 2 tbsp. Coleman heaters in the basement well ventilated but kept us from freezing. Thank you for memories and yummy, easy looking recipe! Here is the recipe for the oatmeal bread: It has a bit of a bite from the pepper (that’s the sass) to balance the sweetness and develops an amazing depth of flavour. We were very fortunate to have wood furnace and a Kemac(SP?) Winds were clocked at over 140 km per hour and there were reports that salt spray from the Bay of Fundy was found on homes more than 10 km inland. Hope all goes well !! I'm getting back to my roots, so to speak, these days. My grandmother (born 1880) grew up in Ct. Look like my Mom made !! Try adding left over molasses baked beans to your next batch of chili. Having pet pigs I now use turkey bacon. Keep extra reserved liquid refrigerated for … Using a colander over a bowl, drain liquids into the bowl. Two thumbs up. It was the greatest adventure ever because all 5 of us slept on our mattresses on the kitchen floor nestled warmly around our propane kitchen stove. mustard Rinse and soak beans overnight in cold water. May 27, 2018 - Grandma's Baked Beans are seasoned with bacon, brown sugar, molasses, and ketchup to create this mouthwatering side dish! If the beans are runny, remove the lid and continue baking for 10 to 15 minutes. Cover and bake about 5 1/2 hours in ... until pork is brown . This baked bean recipe uses canned beans instead of the dry type so it is quick and easy to prepare. Beans and fish cakes; yumm, should chase away the winter blues. I was maybe 4 or 5 I think and the power was out for almost 2 weeks where we lived in the Annapolis Valley. Sounds much like a family recipe i do. Thanks for sharing. Grandma’s Real Southern Baked Beans is down home southern cooking at it’s best. These are a low acid food and are not safe canned per your instructions. Take the lid off for the last half hour of cooking. What fantastic recipe. Pour the liquid and molasses mixture over the beans. I just found this recipe today, 4 years and 5 days after it was posted! With the wind at our backs we were tossed along the rain coated ice like it was some kind of high-speed carnival ride. We’d love to send you our monthly newsletter too. And, they taste pretty good cold plopped on top of a green salad for lunch the next day! I add more Bacon as well. Mix together and pour over the beans: brown sugar, molasses, salt, dry mustard and pepper. Can’t wait! I’ll post my instant pot version later this week. Love Molasses. Love baked beans and grew up with them as a staple for Saturday night supper with brown bread. ★☆ Mix baked beans with pork, molasses, onions, brown sugar and ketchup together and put in a greased casserole dish. GRANDMA'S MOLASSES BAKED BEANS 1 lb. ★☆, I’m Bridget Oland, marketing manager and recipe developer here at Crosby Molasses. Add half a peeled apple to the mixture along with the onion. Drain, then add chopped pork, onion, Fancy Molasses, salt, pepper and mustard. I omit meat and add a few drops of liquid smoke instead, also sometimes I substitute the brown sugar and use maple syrup instead. I love the story about the storm and I re read it every time I make the beans. Bridget that reciept is almost like ours except we use yellow eyed beans and fat salt pork and no pepper this has been our reciept passed down for generations, as far as them not lasting long because of the added meat they are usally gone the next day anyway. grandma's baked beans Wash and pick over beans , cover with cold water ... seasonings, molasses and brown sugar to cooking water and ... center. When the beans are tender, drain them, reserving the cooking liquid, and mix them with the onions in a bean pot, covered casserole, or the crock of the slow cooker. Pour over enough boiling water to just cover the beans. Haven’t had them in years. In a 2 1/2 quart bean pot (or casserole) combine molasses, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup and 1/2 teaspoon salt. :D Thanks for all your great posts and recipes! Jun 29, 2016 - Grandma's Baked Beans are seasoned with bacon, brown sugar, molasses, and ketchup to create this mouthwatering side dish! 2 cups dried navy or pea beans ★☆ ground cloves 2 cups ketchup 1 Tbsp. That’s what my mother used but I wasn’t particularly interested in watching her cook baked beans when I was growing up. Thank you for sharing your method. Baked beans were a once a week staple during my childhood years and always with homemade bread! 5. Top with bacon, cover and bake for 3 hours or until thick. I must give that a try. These beans are delicious with steak or hot dogs (to make beans and franks). Enjoy these baked beans with oatmeal brown bread , Sarah’s Brown Bread or cracked wheat brown bread. Stir to blend. Fish cakes alongside sounds delicious, must give it a try. 5 cans of pork and beans (15oz cans) 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 cup molasses 1/3 cup sweet baby rays bbq sauce 4 tablespoons spicy mustard 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup ketchup 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon black pepper 10 slices uncooked THICK bacon, cut in 2-3 inch pieces; Instructions. Molasses Baked Beans with a Touch of Sass - Crosby's Molasses Hi Beth, The only way I can think of to tone down the flavour of the cooking molasses is to add some brown sugar. Never have. I triple my recipe and then I can freeze in batches also this is the time for homemade bread/biscuts. Baked beans should last more than three days in the fridge, so I’m not sure what went wrong with your recipe. Thanks. I follow the recip,and ont no y not good at all.. Hi Danielle, Am I dating myself? 2- 28 oz. Reduce the amount of meat in recipes and add beans instead when making chili, stir fries and pasta. Along with the onion I put in 1 clove of garlic. I do remember that storm walking home that day from school was fun I lived in Saint John at the time and like your mom my Mother was also not aware of the school closing early, Hi Danny, This has definitely been a baked beans winter on the East Coast. I baked for 4.5 hours. An old fashioned recipe for molasses baked beans with loads of flavour and lovely texture. I too grew up eating Johnny cake — it was always a favourite. Thanks for including it. 2 tbs spoon mustard (not dry) Mustard like French's; Your email address will not be published. If you are looking for a slow cooker baked bean recipe, try these Slow Cooker Bourbon Baked Beans.. Pour molasses mixture over beans; add just enough more reserved bean liquid to cover beans. It always invokes such comforting memories of growing up in PEI,NS and NB! :D. Thanks Nancy. I love this recipe but I make these beans all in the same day. Make them part of your picnic or cookout or take them tailgating, too! These Molasses Baked Beans are right up there with Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage when it comes to my favorite baked beans. I Barney, I’m so pleased you’re enjoying the baked beans recipe. AWESOME! Your variations sounds delicious. It has a bit of a bite from the pepper (that’s the sass) to balance the sweetness and develops an amazing depth of flavour. Like Nancy I add an apple but this is in place of the brown sugar. I use pinto beans and reduce the sugar. Grandma's molasses baked beans recipe is perfect with our moist tender barbecue chicken. :) They sound delicious. Return beans to pan. It so happens that this recipe that reminds me of the Ground Hog Gale of 1976. Canned pork ‘n beans sweetened with brown sugar and filled with pieces of thick bacon. Neighbours came for heat, hot coffee, and things cooked on kitchen stove. This is the recipe that I grew up with, adapted from The Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook. They turned out great and I make them at least twice a month.I usually make a large batch and they last a few days. Take any meat-based recipe and turn it vegetarian by substituting beans - red beans tend to work well in this capacity. I enjoyed reading your memories of the Ground Hog Gail! To me, you have to add the bacon! brown sugar A pinch of cloves, ... all together and bake at 350 degrees for 45 ... moist, bake an hour. If there is meat in the recipe they won’t last as long. Sounds like a delicious addition. Pick out any malformed beans and any small stones you might find. Too bad. Also instead of water I whiz a jar of home canned tomatoes. And we love ours with what my Mum called Johnny Cake … with butter and what else? . Hi there; As necessary, add more water to keep beans well covered. Dear Laurie, Such great stories. Soak 2 cups of dried navy or white beans in water overnight. Haven't purchased a loaf of bread in weeks, have dug out those old cookbooks of yesteryear, and wish I could find mom's recipe for baked beans. Drain beans and discard liquid. Serves 12-15 This is for a large batch for company. This is such a great baked beans recipe. I use diced pancetta and no-fat low-sodium chicken stock in lieu of water. It was the most thrilling walk of my life. Most of us were walkers so out into the gale we went to make our way home. But i use tomato juice to replace the water to cover the beans…It’s delicious. Thanks. I was in grade 1 and living on the West Side when the storm hit Saint John. Happy Holidays. With this cookbook, you’re never more than a few steps away from a down home dinner.