6 c washed and cleaned navy beans
2/3 c molasses (I use Grandma’s brand)
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
1/2 lb cut up pieces thick smoky bacon
2 c brown sugar
1/3 c white sugar
3/4 tbsp onion powder
pinch black pepper
Tones brand soup bases: 1 1/2 tsp chicken and 1 1/2 tsp beef
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes.
Makes a large batch. Can be halved, or you may need two crock pots depending on size of crock.
Soak cleaned beans 8 hours. Rinse. Place in crock pot with Tones and water covering beans by 1 1/2 “. Cook 8 hours on high or until very tender.
Mix sugars, molasses, mustard, onion, garlic, pepper. Add 1 cup of cooking liquid, stir and pour back into crock. Mix. Place bacon on top. Cook 8 hrs low. Now, stir in the bacon and continue 1 hour until eating…
Bacon adds enough salt to the recipe. This is sweet but not too sweet. Once sugars are added, the skins on the beans won’t soften anymore.
Submitted by: moopseemort on May 4, 2010