Molasses Glazed Beans


  • 2 cups dry great northern or navy beans
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
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  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 Tbsp. margarine or meat fat drippings
  • fried bacon (several slices, chopped)


Wash and drain beans. Put beans and water in large pan and heat to boiling. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Add salt. Cover and boil gently about 1 1/2 hours until beans are tender. Add rest of ingredients and more water, if needed for cooking. Stir gently to mix. Cover and boil gently about 1 hour to blend flavors. Uncover toward end of cooking, if needed, to thicken liquid.

By Robin from Washington, IA

January 29, 20080 found this helpful

I've read that salt should be added after beans are cooked, or the salt might keep the beans from getting soft.

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January 29, 20080 found this helpful

these sound great cant wait to try them

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