Not so Meatless Monday – Mrs. Campbells Homemade Beans

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

Serves 8

My good friend Mrs. D Campbell gave me this recipe a couple of years ago, she just handed me an empty bag of Thompsons beans and there it was: The best baked bean recipe ever!

This recipe is so easy, smells amazing while it cooks, and tastes incredible, I always add a little 40 Creek Whisky  to it for a little extra mmm mmm mmmm! It is one of my familys favorites.

Thompson’s Old Fashioned Baked Beans

2 cups (454 g) Thompson’s White Pea Beans
5 cups (1.18 L) cold water
1 medium onion, sliced
½ tbsp (7 ml) salt
2 tsp (10 ml) cider vinegar
1 tbsp (15 ml) brown sugar
½ tsp (2ml) prepared mustard
¼ cup (60 ml) Crosby’s/Grandma Fancy Molasses
½ cup (125 ml) tomato ketchup (no salt added ketchup)
Pinch black pepper
¼ lb (100 g) lean pork or low salt bacon, sliced

Directions Sort and rinse beans. SOAK BEANS OVERNIGHT in cold water. Drain. Add 5 cups cold water, cover, heat to boiling, then simmer 30 minutes or until nearly tender. Drain. Place onion slices on bottom of 6-cup flameproof casserole dish. Add remaining 7 ingredients in with the beans, stirring gently to combine, then pour entire mixture into casserole dish. Add enough water to cover mixture, and place sliced lean pork on top. Cover with lid and bake in oven at 250F for 7 hours. When beans are tender, remove 1 cup of beans, mash, then stir back into pot carefully. Cover and continue to bake. Add water as needed to keep beans covered. One hour before serving, remove cover to darken up the beans. Salt to taste.