Homemade Amish Style Baked Beans
1 lb. dried Great Northern Beans
1 lb. thick cut bacon, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp salt
Soak beans overnight in a plastic container covered with cold water.
The next day pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.
Place a large oven safe pot over medium heat.
Add in chopped uncooked bacon and onion, cook about 5 minutes until onions are soft.
Stir in tomato paste, brown sugar and molasses.
Drain the beans, keeping the liquid stored in a measuring cup.
Add beans to pot.
Add enough vegetable broth to the bean liquid to total 4 cups and add to pot.
Raise heat to high and bring to a boil.
Add black pepper and salt.
Stir and cover pot with a lid.
Place in oven for 6-8 hours until the beans are soft.