Mama’s Favorite Baked Beans

1.5  lb northern white beans, cooked and drained*  (see note below)

1 t salt

1 c onion, sautéed or microwaved slightly

2 T grey poupon mustard

3 T worcestershire

1 c ketchup

1/2 cup brown sugar  (might need more/less, depending on sugar in ketchup)

1  t garlic powder


Cook beans and add one teaspoon of salt.  Place beans and onion in  large container or leave in crockpot for adding the sauce.

 Mix rest of ingredients in pouring bowl to make the sauce.  Stir sauce carefully into beans.  Ham or bacon can be added. 

Bake in  buttered, uncovered dish at 350 for 45 min- 1 hour or til thickened.  Keep covered and on warm til ready to serve.

  • do not drain if beans will be cooked with the intent to freeze/reheat.  They will be need more juice for oven/crockpot/microwave reheating.
  • I cooked the beans in my HB crockpot for 7 hours on low.  Other crockpots could vary.  Beans should not be too overcooked.


*my mother who is a diabetic likes these because they dont make her sugar rise too high.