Fourth prize winning recipe from 1911
Get a pint of beans, wash thoroughly, put on to cook, covering well with cold water, let them come to a boil - pour the water off putting fresh water on. Keep adding as necessary; keep moist.
After they have cooked one hour and a quarter remove from the fire, add one teaspoon salt and a little pepper, one half teaspoon dry mustard, one tea cup of dark brown sugar, two tablespoons catsup; mix well and pour into baking dish, add just a little warm water; get one half pound of sliced bacon, lay the slices over the top of the beans
Get a clean piece of brown paper cut the size of the baking dish; grease paper and put over the top; this will prevent the contents from burning and makes a great improvement; let bake slowly for several hours. If they get too dry add a little warm water.