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Old Fashioned Boston Baked Beans

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“This recipe came by here from Anne Lindsay's Lighthearted Everyday Cooking. I have been using this recipe since 1991 and believe....if it ain't broke, don't fix it. For us...this is THE recipe. Enjoy! I have tweaked this ever so slightly...only because we like tomatoey beans. Cooking time does not include overnight soaking.”

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  1. Rinse beans; discard any discoloured ones. In large saucepan, soak beans overnight; drain. Add water to cover by at least 2 inches. Bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes; drain.
  2. In bean pot or 8 cup casserole, spread onion slices.
  3. Add drained beans.
  4. Combine molasses, tomato paste, sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, pepper and hot water.
  5. Pour over beans and top with chopped bacon.
  6. Cover and bake in 250 degree oven for 6 hours; uncover and add about 1/2 cup ketchup -- and stir. Add more water if you need to. Bake uncovered for another hour.

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