To make it easier to add beans to a meal, cook a large batch of beans at one time, package them into small portions, and freeze them. When you are ready to make a bean dish, rinse beans under warm water and they are ready to be heated.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
1½ cup white beans, dried
¼ cup onions, chopped
1 pound cured meat, cut up
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup ketchup
1–1½ cup tomato juice
Cover beans with water over medium heat cooking, until tender.
Drain beans well, put in casserole dish.
Add onions and meat to the beans.
Mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over beans.
Bake at 300ºF for 3 hours until well done. Turn oven off and leave overnight.