grandma brown's baked beans recipe with molasses

Haven't purchased a loaf of bread in weeks, have dug out those old cookbooks of yesteryear, and wish I could find mom's recipe for baked beans. :) Two thumbs up. Hi Sheila, You could substitute olive oil for the tablespoon of butter, although the butter adds a bit of flavour. Hi Bridget, (love the name, same as my great-grandmother) We were very fortunate to have wood furnace and a Kemac(SP?) Just like opening a can of juicey beans. Beans and fish cakes; yumm, should chase away the winter blues. This was her exact recipe with one exception. Drain the beans and put them in a large ovenproof pot or bean crock. Fish cakes alongside sounds delicious, must give it a try. No baked beans in freezer, but will have for the rest of winter. dried navy or Great Northern beans 8 oz. Your variations sounds delicious. Reading all the comments here, it is time to make my own. There are many factors which could make beans tender in more or less time, so check periodically after a few hours. ★☆, I’m Bridget Oland, marketing manager and recipe developer here at Crosby Molasses. Hi Ester, Thanks for all of the suggestions. I put my beans in mason jars and bath them down for 5 minutes, will last for months and don’t dry out like in the freezer? I was in grade 1 and living on the West Side when the storm hit Saint John. the last time a make some bean, very good, I too remember that storm… or one like it. I use the slow cooker and the beans turn out great. Thanks. Bring the beans to a boil; remove from heat. Have been making much the same recipe as my Grand Mother was in the 1800’s. I lived throug the “Groundhog Day Storm” too. Add drained beans. We screamed in delight and took the long way home to prolong the fun. And we love ours with what my Mum called Johnny Cake …..hot with butter and what else? Thanks for sharing. Last year I went looking for a recipe and found yours.I recognize the molasses brand and after reading your story I figured I would try it.I loved the baked beans we used to eat growing up and I missed having them so I decided to give it a try. But i use tomato juice to replace the water to cover the beans…It’s delicious. 3. Freeze for up to three months. Hi Lorraine, Lucky you to have baked beans waiting at home. This is a great recipe which I use with variations. Thank you for sharing your method. It so happens that this recipe that reminds me of the Ground Hog Gale of 1976. Trying this for my first time!! It always invokes such comforting memories of growing up in PEI,NS and NB! Drain, then add chopped pork, onion, Fancy Molasses, salt, pepper and mustard. This baked bean recipe uses canned beans instead of the dry type so it is quick and easy to prepare. I also add more pepper – just our preference and a bay leaf while cooking. I omit meat and add a few drops of liquid smoke instead, also sometimes I substitute the brown sugar and use maple syrup instead. Pick out any malformed beans and any small stones you might find. I usually take half the cooked beans and then make my chili out of it. I love the suggestion to add apples. I have been making them for many years with yellow eyed beans in my slow cooker. Your email address will not be published. One change I make is I use the brown sugar blend its half brown sugar and half Splenda just to lower the sugar for my husband. Having pet pigs I now use turkey bacon. I can alot though and thank you for the idea. Pour over enough boiling water to just cover the beans. Vegetarian Black Bean Chili that Sticks to Your Ribs, Apple Sage Baked Beans | Comfort Food with a Twist, Mom’s Black Bean Turkey Chili Recipe a Warming Winter Meal, Molasses Baked Beans with a Touch of Sass. Haven’t made baked beans that often but think this recipe will help me try them more often. Dab with the butter or oil or sprinkle over the bacon pieces. Do you have an Instant Pot? If you are looking for a slow cooker baked bean recipe, try these Slow Cooker Bourbon Baked Beans.. The long baking time keeps the kitchen cozy (although they can be baked in a slow cooker) and leftovers can be eaten with breakfast. I’ve found if you boil the beans for 20-25 minutes as you suggest and let them stand in the boiled water for another 10 minutes they bake up quite nicely in about 4 hours using a dutch oven. I make these beans regularly they are delicious, I always make them with cornbread. Cover the pot and cook for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary so the beans do not dry out. A couple of Tbs. ★☆ Can’t wait! Hi there; I enjoyed reading your memories of the Ground Hog Gail! Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender. Love baked beans and grew up with them as a staple for Saturday night supper with brown bread. Thanks for including it. Most of us were walkers so out into the gale we went to make our way home. Hi Cornelius, Sorry I’m so late replying to your message. How exactly would you sub the salt fat pork. Definitely these homemade Old Fashioned Blackstrap Molasses Baked Beans taste much better than canned pork and beans and are the perfect side dish for dinner, picnic, party or potluck. The Groundhog Gale, was a massive nor’easter that hit our region on February 2nd, Groundhog Day. Note: if you didn't plan ahead and don't have many hours, try the Quick-Soak method for dry beans. I baked for 4.5 hours. Hi Sue, I haven’t made this recipe in a slow cooker, but you could try on low, keeping a close eye on the liquid so the beans don’t dry out. I also remember that Gale. Set aside. A good memory also, NO SCHOOL ;-) In a greased 2-1/2 qt. This winter reminds me of that winter, only difference is Generator, and not alot of neighbors needing help. I do make a couple of slight changes which are I chop the onion and mix it in and also I chop a couple of peeled apples and mix in as well. Soak 2 cups of dried navy or white beans in water overnight. Your email address will not be published. An excellent recipe. Watching Wild World of Sports…. I have been making baked beans with molasses for many years, and my mother before me, this recipe is almost like mine except I use olive oil instead of bacon or fat pork, my husband loves them. Neighbours came for heat, hot coffee, and things cooked on kitchen stove. I triple my recipe and then I can freeze in batches also this is the time for homemade bread/biscuts. 5 cans of pork and beans (15oz cans) 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 cup molasses 1/3 cup sweet baby rays bbq sauce 4 tablespoons spicy mustard 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup ketchup 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon black pepper 10 slices uncooked THICK bacon, cut in 2-3 inch pieces; Instructions. Funny that you recall the Groundhog Gale too. Winds were clocked at over 140 km per hour and there were reports that salt spray from the Bay of Fundy was found on homes more than 10 km inland. They are good with that extra kick of pepper. Preheat oven to 250F; Sort and rinse beans removing any bean that is not whole. Hi Beth, The only way I can think of to tone down the flavour of the cooking molasses is to add some brown sugar. When the beans are tender, drain them, reserving the cooking liquid, and mix them with the onions in a bean pot, covered casserole, or the crock of the slow cooker. It must add great texture and flavour. I like this recipe because of the earthy molasses, bacon (can't go wrong with bacon) onions and garlic (don't skimp on the onions, and use fresh garlic if you can). I also remember the Groundhog day Storm the lasted a lot longer then a day. And I’m sure salt pork was the standard way back. I have the beans waiting for me when I get home tonight; made them in the slow cooker on low and added just a bit more water to accommodate this method of cooking. For more details, see our, Homemade Barbecued Baked Beans With Spicy Sausage Recipe, Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans With Molasses, 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Beans With Bacon, Southern Crock Pot Pinto Beans With Ham Hocks. Stir to blend. Sounds like a delicious addition. GRANDMA'S MOLASSES BAKED BEANS 1 lb. I used black eye beans and they were lovely! © 2020 Crosby's Molasses and More. Note: if you didn't plan ahead and don't have many hours, try the Quick-Soak method for dry beans. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes (or until the skins break when you blow on them). All rights reserved. It has a bit of a bite from the pepper (that’s the sass) to balance the sweetness and develops an amazing depth of flavour. I love this recipe but I make these beans all in the same day. I have beans soaking now as I write this. An old fashioned recipe for molasses baked beans with loads of flavour and lovely texture. I Barney, I’m so pleased you’re enjoying the baked beans recipe. Yes, bacon adds great flavour :). It was a frequent dish, especially when times were difficult as it provided good nourishment for the family. They’re with fish cakes or toutons and molasses. She used salt pork instead of bacon. I’m glad to hear that the beans do well in the slow cooker. I must give that a try. For more delicious side dish recipes, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section, as well as these family favorites: I made a batch of these this week. In a small bowl or large measuring cup, measure one cup of the hot cooking liquid. AWESOME! Thank you for memories and yummy, easy looking recipe! If you’re in search of family-friendly food that’s easy to prepare, healthy and tastes good, then sign up to receive blog posts by email. Top with remaining salt pork, pressing pieces down into the liquid. Layer the beans, onion, and diced bacon in three or four layers in a three- to four-quart covered casserole or bean pot. Top with bacon, cover and bake for 3 hours or until thick. Home was always such a safe place. When making this recipe, you'll need to stir the beans occasionally and check for tenderness. This molasses baked beans recipe the recipe that I grew up with, adapted from The Laura Secord Canadian Cook Book. I love the story about the storm and I re read it every time I make the beans. Cover with remaining water; bring to a boil. We’d love to send you our monthly newsletter too. whas rot, in my refrigerator,…. mustard 2 tbsp. Thank you for all the recipes. Blackstrap Molasses Baked Beans are a hardy dish that will remind you of cookouts and summertime meals. They turned out great and I make them at least twice a month.I usually make a large batch and they last a few days. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender (1 to 1 1/2 hours). If there is meat in the recipe they won’t last as long. Crosby’s Molasses! Like my beans a little juicy so I didn’t bake uncovered to darken and thicken them. Then stir in enough reserved cooking liquid to cover beans. Coleman heaters in the basement well ventilated but kept us from freezing. Is it possible to use this recipe in an instant pot? Along with the onion I put in 1 clove of garlic. I'm getting back to my roots, so to speak, these days. :), Bridget I remember that particular storm very well! 4. Grandma's molasses baked beans recipe is perfect with our moist tender barbecue chicken. As necessary, add more water to keep beans well covered. So, these baked beans look heavenly… yet my mom always made pork and beans… always… there wasn’t much pork to eat in the bowl, but the flavour of smoky bacon was strong and prevalent, so I know that more than one piece of bacon was used in her recipe. Baked beans should last more than three days in the fridge, so I’m not sure what went wrong with your recipe. 2 cups dried navy or pea beans Hi Carol, Yes, this recipe can be adapted to the slow cooker. At the beginning of 2015 our youngest son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes so I am always looking for ways to cut sugar from recipes….but there is no replacement that I am aware of for Crosby’s molasses! Take the lid off for the last half hour of cooking. Maybe she didn't use a recipe??? Cover with water and bake in a covered bean pot for about 6 hours at 300°F. I too grew up eating Johnny cake — it was always a favourite. Hi Doug, That’s a great suggestion. Bury peeled onion in the middle of the beans. I am so glad I found your lovely website Crosby’s. Take any meat-based recipe and turn it vegetarian by substituting beans - red beans tend to work well in this capacity. I soaked Jacob Cattle beans last night. Reduce the amount of meat in recipes and add beans instead when making chili, stir fries and pasta. Happy Holidays. Sounds much like a family recipe i do. Set aside. Reminds me that I really must get myself a slow cooker. ★☆ Made on your stovetop or in your slow cooker, it’s the perfect side dish for any time of the year! Wayne These Molasses Baked Beans are right up there with Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage when it comes to my favorite baked beans. (I think this winter has been as memorable as the winter of ’76.). mustard Rinse and soak beans overnight in cold water. Baked beans are the sort of satisfying meal that helps you weather February storms. https://www.yummly.com/recipes/crock-pot-baked-beans-molasses-brown-sugar https://iheartrecipes.com/brown-sugar-and-pineapple-baked-beans-recipe I’m also a busy mom who’s working hard to raise kids who appreciate good food and time around the table.Get to know Bridget. 6. I might try olive oil next time. baking dish, combine beans, 1 cup liquid, onion, molasses, bacon, brown sugar, mustard and pepper. My Dad made baked beans with Crosby’s molasses and I am excited to try your recipe! I love that feeling. I love them cold too! Take a bean of your choice (garbanzos and white beans are popular) and use it on any salad - including pasta salad. Mix together and pour over the beans: brown sugar, molasses, salt, dry mustard and pepper. Thanks for sharing. This is the recipe that I grew up with, adapted from The Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook. I just found this recipe today, 4 years and 5 days after it was posted! ), You can opt-out at any time. We were city center in out new home and without power for about 10 days. Molasses Baked Beans. Add the molasses, brown sugar, salt, mustard, and pepper. (Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Hi Diane, Great tip for people who have to watch their sugar intake. Serve hot. cook overnight on the slowest heat with a folded towel over the whole container (tradition) and the next morning I can not wait to eat. It has a bit of a bite from the pepper (that’s the sass) to balance the sweetness and develops an amazing depth of flavour. (Classic taste — no tomato or ketchup.) The recipe has more sugar than my usual one so will let you know how it goes. Cover and bake the beans for about four to five hours or until tender, stirring occasionally and adding more liquid, as needed. I always have a couple of ham steaks in my freezer that I can dice up in the beans to add great flavour! My mother used catsup, which works well.also. "Lite" molasses is … Hi Margaret, Glad you enjoyed the recipe. and 3 days.. Before recess we could see garbage cans being blown down the street and before lunchtime we were told that school was closing due to the storm and we were all to go home. I do remember that storm walking home that day from school was fun I lived in Saint John at the time and like your mom my Mother was also not aware of the school closing early, Hi Danny, This has definitely been a baked beans winter on the East Coast. BBQ sauce is a good add as well. Keep extra reserved liquid refrigerated for … While the beans are baking you can can start a batch of oatmeal brown bread…. I am sure the family will love it. I love your suggestion to add BBQ sauce to the beans for a change. My aunt used to use yellow or brown eyed beans for this, made for a nice change. Reminds me of my mother’s baked beans she used to make for New Year’s Eve.. One small modification gives a bit of piquancy. What fantastic recipe. Mom usually made baked beans for Saturday supper, along with a loaf of oatmeal brown bread. Make them part of your picnic or cookout or take them tailgating, too! You just have the play with the time and water ratio. And, they taste pretty good cold plopped on top of a green salad for lunch the next day! I plan on making these this weekend! My lovely wife and I agree; These are the best molasses bake beans we’ve ever tasted. I use diced pancetta and no-fat low-sodium chicken stock in lieu of water. My Grandma’s Pork ‘n Beans is the only Baked Beans recipe I have ever known. I follow the recip,and ont no y not good at all.. Hi Danielle, Preheat oven to 325F Is there a way to tone done the flavor. Recipe Tips: The pulled pork can be left out but I really love it in these beans. Judy please pressure can your beans at 11 pounds pressure for 90 minutes. Pick beans over and soak overnight. I’ve been craving homemade beans and the weather is just right here in New Brunswick! Can you do the beans in the slow cooker with this recipe? cans baked beans. Nakusp, British Columbia. It was the greatest adventure ever because all 5 of us slept on our mattresses on the kitchen floor nestled warmly around our propane kitchen stove. Keywords: baked beans; molasses baked beans; Boston baked beans. Recently I have been adding about 1/4 cup Beer and Chipotle BBQ sauce with the other ingredients…..yum! I am sure they do not dry out, but if you package beans well enough in the freezer, they should not dry out. Now because of your email, I now have to make some backed beans. I use pinto beans and reduce the sugar. Grandma’s Real Southern Baked Beans is down home southern cooking at it’s best. Valerie. Here is the recipe for the oatmeal bread: http://www.crosbys.com/oatmeal-bread/. Jun 29, 2016 - Grandma's Baked Beans are seasoned with bacon, brown sugar, molasses, and ketchup to create this mouthwatering side dish! 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