Leahs Old Fashioned Baked Beans

  • pointsevenout 6 years ago
    Recipe by Divaliscious: Leahs Old Fashioned Baked Beans
    Tastes pretty good but I'm not sure of the size of the bag of beans. I used a 2lb bag but they do come in a 1lb bag. All else in the list of ingredients is so specific. It would have been nice to know the size of the bag. Would be interesting to use a 1lb bag next time.
    Used this recipe to make some Campfire Beans in a recipe from another site.
    http://www.cooks.com/recipe/1s68297f/campfire-beans.html
    Going to make some beef and beans burritos out of this concoction.
    Sorry, pic came out blurry.
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    I have had this bookmarked so long that my avatar has dropped off the page. Personally, I'd use a 1 lb. bag but then its just little ol' me so that is why I would do that. Now that colder weather is here, I need to get to this one. I think I will opt for the bacon although I usually do make my beans with salt pork. Which did you use, pso?
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago said:
    In the store I found the thick cut bacon first then found some hog jowl and finally found the salt pork. So I went with the salt pork. I opt for the bacon too when I already have it in the house.
    I needed 64 oz beans finished product for the other recipe. 1lb = 2c dry = 5c wet = 40 oz finished product. So I went with the 2 lb bag. Then don't forget there's a difference between dry volume (oz) to weight (fl oz). Stores sell their beans by weight but don't mark their cans as fl oz. Don't mind the extra beans in the recipe.
    So I'm full of beans today : )
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    Just today? hehehe :-P
    OK. Thanks, pso. I have some thick cut bacon in the refrigerator. This may be up next weekend. Its about time I knock this off the list. I'm the first commenter. :)
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  • NPMarie 6 years ago said:
    OH I love baked beans, never made them though..I don't even know if I have an oven proof pot to cook them in!
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  • NPMarie 6 years ago said:
    I just noticed you can do these in a slow cooker..wonder if that would be as good as slow cooking in the oven?
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    I am going to cook these in my crockpot, Marie. I think I'll make these during the week. Just gotta grab a bag of beans somewhere.
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  • NPMarie 6 years ago said:
    Oh OK! So, use 2 lbs or 1 lb of beans? I have great northern beans..same thing as navy beans or close to it I'm guessing:) I honestly cannot believe I have every single ingredient for this recipe!
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago said:
    Great northerns are a larger bean. I did 2lbs and the flavor turned out OK. Go ahead and use the 1lb package and we'll compare notes. I'm interested to see if the flavorings are too strong for only one pound.
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  • NPMarie 6 years ago said:
    OK Points..I'll be making this sometime towards the end of the week:)
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    OK, well this should be good because I plan on getting the smaller white beans. 1 lb. as well. :)
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    I've got my beans soaking now. I found a package of beans marked "Navy Beans" which I have never seen before! I will prep everything else tonight and throw it all in the crockpot tomorrow before I leave for work. Will report back. Of course. :-)
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago said:
    Remember to drain and rinse the beans of the soaking fart water before crocking.
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    Thanks, pso. I've already done that once. :-)
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  • mommyluvs2cook 6 years ago said:
    I just realized my packages of beans come in 2 lbs too, so I can see why it really should be put into the recipe the amount to use.
    Hehe, fart water :P
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    Beans are in the crockpot now. I will give them a stir at noon when I go home for lunch.
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    I put these on at 8:00 on low. At 1:00 they were still really hard so I turned them up on high. Its 6:00 and they are still hard! I just bought these yesterday so I don't think they are old! At least I hope not! Good flavor so far though. I'll report back tomorrow.
    I hope they are done before I head to bed!
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago said:
    I notice the recipe doesn't say how long to process the beans in the crock.
    Maybe it infers 6 to 8 hours but I would do it on HI.
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago said:
    http://www.salt101.com/index.php/item/79-don-t-soak-beans-brine-em
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  • NPMarie 6 years ago said:
    Did your beans get done FA???
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    Hi everyone. Sorry - I just got here today.
    My beans did not get done. At 8:30 p.m. I noticed a kinda burning or too hot smell so I turned off the crockpot. Nothing was burned but I guess it just starting to. I suppose ketchup and brown sugar and syrup and molasses can only take so much.
    My beans are hard! Its is too bad, too, because I ate a couple of spoonfuls anyway and they do have such a great flavor to them! These beans were in a crockpot for 12.5 hours and are not done. It just has to be the beans. I have never had this happen before and I have cooked many a pot of beans in a slow cooker.
    I saw two brands of beans in the store. Both were on sale. The package I bought was 69 cents and was marked that it was eligible for WIC - which here in California means Women, Infants and Children - food stamps, that is. I saw those and then the others that were 99 cents but I just grabbed the 69 cent bag. So, I guess we sell bad beans to women, infants and children here in California. Made me kinda mad. I'm not trying to start a political debate here, as that is one of my very least favorite things in this whole wide world but - still - these beans must be old. There just cannot be any other reason they are still hard. They soaked for 36 hours and cooked for 12.5. Its just gotta be the beans. Its too bad, too, because the flavor is great. But, I can't get past the crunchy beans. I'll fish out the bacon and some onion and do something with it.
    Stinks.
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  • NPMarie 6 years ago said:
    All I can say is "wow"...cooked for 121/2 hours and still didn't cook properly..that sucks..sorry! Now I'm afraid to use the crock pot method..I've had my beans a while..never thought they could go bad or get old:(
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    I think I remember ml2c having a similar situation happen with some beans at one time.
    You may try the boil and soak overnight method, Marie. That may help. I've used it in the past. I wish I had this time.
    Oh - I think a one pound bag worked just fine, too. Crunchy as the beans were the consistency of everything else was great.
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  • Good4U 6 years ago said:
    I have always done the soak over night boil method for that reason too Frankie. I think b/c it was something my Grandmother had always done. I think it would be very disappointing after 12 1/2 hours finding out they were still hard:(
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  • mommyluvs2cook 6 years ago said:
    Yes I had a similar problem with black beans a while back that were probably about 2 yrs old, that got lost in my pantry for a while. My issue was not as bad as yours because they did cook but took about 8 hours I think...
    Sorry yours never cooked, that's such a waste of time, money and electricity! I'd hate to buy milk or cheese that is offered by WIC!
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    Yeah, ml2c. After what I just went through with a dang bag of beans I'm thinking they get all the near expired stuff! Yipes! Poor little infants and children!
    I forgot to mention that my beans looked exactly like the picture.
    The real poopy thing about it all was that it was going to last me for three days or so. Messed up my game plan. I think I'll go dig up one of Pat's chicken recipes. :-)
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  • pointsevenout 6 years ago said:
    I feel your loss. : (
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    Thank you, pso. I just picked through it all looking for the bacon. Poor little bacon pieces (I had cut the strips into 2" pieces) had cooked so long they were just little ribbons of near nothing. Shoot. :-(
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago said:
    Just finished Googling stuff about hard beans after cooking. Yep - old beans apparently will stay hard even after hours of cooking.
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