Humble ingredients were the cornerstone of Grandmother Shaw's cooking, and these modest components create a flavorful, satisfying dish. Oven cooking works well and makes preparation a snap. Serve as a side with roast beef, pork, or chicken; or you can even enjoy this as a main dish with a side salad.

Chuck Williams
Recipe by Cooking Light

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Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; cover and let stand 8 hours or overnight. Drain the beans. Return beans to pan; stir in salt and pepper.

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  • Preheat oven to 300°.

  • Cook bacon slices in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon; set bacon aside. Add onion and carrot to drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes or until golden. Add onion mixture, bacon, 2 cups water, and butter to bean mixture in Dutch oven; stir well. Cover and bake at 300° for 2 1/2 hours or until beans are tender, stirring every hour.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

248 calories; calories from fat 26%; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 2.8g; mono fat 2.9g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 35.4g; fiber 11.2g; cholesterol 13mg; iron 3.3mg; sodium 404mg; calcium 53mg.