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Mrs. Clabaugh's Baked Beans

Fourth prize winning recipe from 1911

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 pint beans 2 cups
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar one tea cup measurement
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 lb bacon


  1. 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. 

  2. 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

  3. 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.