1 lb Great Northern or Navy beans
- soaked overnight in cold
1 c Onion; chopped
4 sl Bacon; diced
2 tb Sugar
1 tb Dry Mustard
1 ts Cayenne pepper
2/3 c Molasses
2 tb Cider Vinegar
1 1/2 c Tomato juice
Drain the beans and place them in a large saucepan. Add
fresh water to cover the beans.
Bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat
and simmer uncovered, until beans are almost tender,
about 45 minutes to an hour. Drain.
Set oven to 250°F/120°C.
Place the beans in a baking pot or casserole dish.
Stir in the onions, bacon, sugar, dry mustard, cayenne,
molasses, vinegar, tomato juice, and 1 cup of water.
Bake the beans occasionally while baking and add more
water if necessary, to prevent the mixture from drying.