Old Fashioned Baked Beans

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Old Fashioned Baked Beans

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

  • Author: Ontario Bean Growers
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 1 lb dry white pea beans (500 mL)
  • 5 1/2 cups cooked white pea beans (1.375 L)
  • 4 cups cold water (1 L)
  • 1 small-medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar (10 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp prepared mustard (2 mL)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (15 mL)
  • 1/4 cup mild-flavoured molasses (50 mL)
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup (125 mL)
  • 1/4 lb salt pork or bacon, * sliced (345 mL)


Soak beans by a method listed here. Pick and rinse beans. Add 4 cups of cold water, cover, heat to boiling, simmer 30 minutes. Drain keeping liquid. Place sliced onion in bottom of 6 cup (1.5 L) casserole. Mix seasonings, and turn into pot. Add beans, and hot liquid or water to cover. Arrange pork slices on top. Cover and bake in slow oven 250 F (135 C) for seven hours. At end of four hours, remove one cup of beans, mash, then stir back into remaining beans carefully. Cover and continue to bake. Add liquid several times to keep beans just covered. One hour before serving, remove cover to allow salt pork to brown.

*Vegetarian Alternative: Omit salt pork or bacon


  • Calories: 354
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47 g
  • Fiber: 9.5 g
  • Protein: 13 g