Now, I know these aren't entirely "from scratch", but my mom has 9 kids. NINE. And little time for bean soaking. But these are delicious and one of my favorite "Fall Foods." The molasses and mustard are what really give it the great taste.
4-5 strips of bacon (or MORE!! MMM... Bacon!), cut into pieces
1/2 to 1 small onion, chopped
2 cans stewed tomatoes
64 oz of canned baked beans
1/2 to 3/4 c brown sugar
1/4 or less Molasses
1 Tbsp Mustard
Cook bacon and onions over medium heat until onions are translucent and bacon is crispy. Place all ingredients in a large pot on the stovetop. Cook 1 hour on Med-Lo heat, stirring frequently. Place in a 300 degree oven for 1,2 or 3 hours, stirring every 1/2 hour or so.
I wish I'd have had more time to let these cook down longer. Not that they weren't delicious anyway, but they were more liquidy than I usually like.
Also, sorry we haven't been around. Jenny has been out of town in Vegas and also has computer woes. My excuse is less legitimate. I've been in a cooking funk and been really busy with Halloween preparations... we're really into handmade costumes.