How to Make "Gramma Dorothy Baked Beans (Homemade & Easy)

My gramma made these Baked Beans & wrote down her recipe 30 years ago. They are really very easy and taste delicious! Soak Great Northern beans overnight. Boil next day till tender. Add sauce & bacon!

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How to Make "Gramma Dorothy Baked Beans (Homemade & Easy) Recipe
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Great Northern Beans are in the bean/lentil section of your grocery store. I usually have all of these basic ingredients on hand.

Great Northern Beans are in the bean/lentil section of your grocery store. I usually have all of these basic ingredients on hand.

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Soak beans 8+ hours. I usually soak overnight and finish & assemble the beans the next day.

Soak beans 8+ hours. I usually soak overnight and finish & assemble the beans the next day.

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Boil 20 minutes. Test for done-ness. Usually it needs to boil another 10-12 minutes but I test every 2 minutes. Best way to test is bite one bean. Bean should be tender / firm. Do not over cook.

Boil 20 minutes. Test for done-ness. Usually it needs to boil another 10-12 minutes but I test every 2 minutes. Best way to test is bite one bean. Bean should be tender / firm. Do not over cook.

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Another way to test is try to cut bean with fingernail.

Another way to test is try to cut bean with fingernail.

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Note: You may notice in my photos... this time I made a half recipe which yields 4 generous servings. I used half a bag of beans. For company or a family, I recommend this recipe for 8-12 servings

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Pour over colander, saving liquid they were cooking in.

Pour over colander, saving liquid they were cooking in.

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Drain while you prepare "sauce."

Drain while you prepare "sauce."

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Measure and mix Onions, ketchup, salt, dry mustard, Worcestershire, molasses.

Measure and mix Onions, ketchup, salt, dry mustard, Worcestershire, molasses.

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Stir to to mix.

Stir to to mix.

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Add brown sugar and mix.

Add brown sugar and mix.

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Stir in 1/2 - 1 cup bean liquid, saving some to add later during the baking time. It is tough for me to estimate exactly how much you need. I do it by sight. It should be pourable but not super runny.

Stir in 1/2 - 1 cup bean liquid, saving some to add later during the baking time. It is tough for me to estimate exactly how much you need. I do it by sight. It should be pourable but not super runny.

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Stir in liquid. Note consistency here.

Stir in liquid. Note consistency here.

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Place drained beans into baking dish.

Place drained beans into baking dish.

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Add sauce and gently stir in.

Add sauce and gently stir in.

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Mix in evenly.

Mix in evenly.

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Cut bacon. I LOVE my kitchen shears and use them for so many times I need to cut up foods.

Cut bacon. I LOVE my kitchen shears and use them for so many times I need to cut up foods.

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Place bacon pieces on top. You can put more if you like. Sometimes I solidly cover the beans. Bacon adds calories but adds lots of flavor too!

Place bacon pieces on top. You can put more if you like. Sometimes I solidly cover the beans. Bacon adds calories but adds lots of flavor too!

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Save out a cup of liquid to add as desired during baking if they appear to be drying out. Bake  covered 3 hours @ 300° or 2 hours at 325°. Check each hour, removing cover last 30-45 minutes to brown.

Save out a cup of liquid to add as desired during baking if they appear to be drying out. Bake covered 3 hours @ 300° or 2 hours at 325°. Check each hour, removing cover last 30-45 minutes to brown.

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Serve warm and enjoy!  I've always called these "Gramma Dorothy Beans" because I learned them from her, so I dedicate this guide to her.

Serve warm and enjoy! I've always called these "Gramma Dorothy Beans" because I learned them from her, so I dedicate this guide to her.

Ingredients

1 Pounds Great Northern beans 
Pounds Bacon, cut 1" squares 
3 Tablespoons Chopped onion 
Tablespoons Ketchup 
¼ Teaspoons Salt 
¼ Teaspoons Dry Mustard 
¼ Teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 
1 Cup Brown Sugar 
1 Tablespoon Molasses (I use dark) 
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