Date:    Sun, 12 Mar 95 20:17:05 EST
 From:    “Aliza R. Panitz” <buglady@access.digex.net>
 
 
 Old Fashioned Baked Beans
 
 [recipe]				[what I made]
 1 lb. great northern or small 		2 lbs mixed beans - Great Northerns,
 	white beans				Romans, and random mix.
 1 tsp salt				(omitted)
 1 tsp dry mustard			2 tsp dry mustard
 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper	1/2 tsp black pepper from a bottle
 dash of hot sauce			1 heaping tsp hot chili condiment
 1/2 cup chopped onion			1 1/2 cup coarse chopped onion
 1/4 cup molasses or honey		1/2 cup (scant) honey
 1/4 cup brown sugar			8 tsp white sugar
 1/4 cup cider vinegar			1/2 cup white vinegar
 
 Presoak beans.  Drain.  Combine dry ingredients and mix with beans; stir
 in other ingredients.  Pour into 1 1/2 qt. or 2 qt. baking dish or bean
 pot.  [Obviously, if you double the recipe like I did, you'll need a 
 bigger pot :-]  Pour in boiling water to cover.  Cover.  Bake at 300 degrees 
 for 6 hours; add a bit of boiling water if needed.  (Crock-pot method: cook
 on low 8-10 hours.)
 
 Comments:  I just dumped everything on top of the beans and stirred them;
 then covered them with hot tap water.  They took a lot longer than 10
 hours to cook, but that might have been due to too-low heat on the crockpot.
 (Also, reportedly vinegar and other acid substances need to be added at the
 end of cooking else they'll make the beans tough.)
 
 These beans were *really* good.  The caramelized onions were even better.
 I've enjoyed the beans plain, with barbecue sauce, and with spinach and
 corn added.
 
 Irrelevant comment:  This is the closest I've followed a recipe (except
 for baking) in years.  I hope y'all are suitably impressed ;-)