Baked Beans the Old Fashioned Way

Servings: 8-10 serving(s)

Prep time: 9 hours

Total time: 15 hours

Cooking time: 6 hours

Molasses Baked Beans Recipe

Molasses Baked Beans Recipe


  • 3 cups white beans
  • ¼ lb. salt pork or bacon
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/3 tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. dry mustard
  • Water
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 tsp. salt


  1. Pick beans over and soak overnight.
  2. Drain, cover with water by 2 inches and simmer for an hour.
  3. Drain and add to bean crock or heavy pot with a cover.
  4. Add chopped pork, onion, molasses, salt, pepper and mustard.
  5. Cover with water and bake in a covered bean pot for about 6 hours at 300°F.
  6. Add water if beans are dry.
  7. Serve hot.

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6 thoughts on “Baked Beans the Old Fashioned Way

  1. Diane Woods says:

    I made the Molasses baked beans recipe in the Simple Fare book. It was my first time making baked beans. I used soldier beans as they were what my Mom used.
    They were tasty but not as soft as I would think they should have been. Did they need to boil longer than the 30 minutes indicated in the recipe?

    Also, is there anywhere I can find the nutritional information for your recipes?

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Diane, I am happy that you made baked beans, and that it was your first time. I do usually boil mine for an hour, just to ensure a better texture. We do not have the nutritional breakdown of this recipe, but there are many free websites that let you add a recipe’s ingredients and it will give you the information you may want. My Fitness Pal is a good example.

  2. Simonne Caissie says:

    I cook my beans whiteout the Molasses and when they are cook then I add the Molasses I put more molasses then what the recipe ask for.

  3. MARIA Sacchetti Lister says:

    can this recipe be made without the bacon?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Yes, absolutely!

  4. Faith says:

    How long in slow cooker should I cook baked beans

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