Hallmark Beans
“This used to be a boxed product with par-boiled, dried beans, that came…like a…macaroni-and-cheese box with a recipe on the back…that was truly delicious. I don’t know when that product ceased to be produced, but my grandmother had the recipe she’d copied from the back of a box, and here it is (from one 9-1/2 oz box):”
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place beans in baking dish or bean pot.
  3. Brown salt pork or bacon thoroughly; add boiling water. Combine remaining ingredients and add to water and pork mixture. Pour over beans.
  4. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, stir well, and bake 15 minutes longer.
Recipe Notes

Note: In Grandma’s notes, she used 1 pound of dried navy beans, soaked overnight with enough water to cover them by a couple of inches. She put the soaked beans, cooked meat, and remaining ingredients in a slow cooker and cooked on LOW until done—she mentions that for 1 pound of dried navy beans, she did double the other ingredients.

Recipe courtesy of Chris Odeen.