Celebration Baked Beans

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This is a family heirloom although with adaptations.

Yield: 12
Collections: American Bean Side Dish

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Celebration Baked Beans Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds dried lima beans
  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 cups finely chopped onion (about 2 large onions)
  • 2 tablespoons grated or finely minced fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 14 ounce bottle ketchup (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato soup
  • 1/4 teaspoon yellow prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
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Preparation Instructions

Sort beans and soak overnight. Drain and rinse before using.

Preheat oven to 275.

Heat large pan over medium heat. Sauté onions, garlic and ginger until lightly browned.
Add catsup, brown sugar, tomato soup, mustard and spices and simmer 2-3 minutes. Add beans and mix well.
Transfer to a corning or glass covered casserole and bake uncovered in oven 3 hours.
Check beans at 2 hours to see if they need more liquid. Add some reserved cooking water if too dry.

Yield: 12
Helpful Hints

Nothing beats the slow cooking to infuse the beans with flavor.


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