This recipe was given to me by my Aunt Joan, who got it from her neighbor. It is deceptively simple, but so good. I just took it to a potluck and got rave reviews: 'These beans are awesome!'
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 1/2 pounds dry kidney beans, soaked overnight
- 1 pound bacon, diced
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 small onion, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups water, or as needed
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place beans in a Dutch oven or large casserole dish. Mix in bacon, brown sugar, and onion; season with salt and pepper. Add just enough water to barely cover the beans.
Cover, and bake for 6 to 8 hours in the preheated oven. Add more water if necessary.
Slow cooker instructions:
Place beans, bacon, onion, salt and pepper into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 to 8 hours, or until beans are tender.