Rocky Mountain Baked Beans

Written by Rocky Mountain Woman on October 18, 2010 – 6:04 am -

With the weather turning cooler, I’m totally into comfort food. This is a simple, but very satisfying recipe. I love making ham because then I have a leftover ham bone which I either turn into beans or bean soup depending on how the stars are in alignment with each other. This is my favorite way to make beans, and, if you’re nice to me, I’ll tell you about my Italian bean soup next time I have a ham bone and the stars are aligned correctly.

Cover the ham bone with water and simmer for three or four hours

Let the bone cool, and cut the meat into pieces, save the broth..

Cook some small white beans according to the package, or, if you have a pressure cooker, cook them in’s so fast and easy! Put the beans and the ham broth in a large casserole

then add the following in no particular order, you can vary the amounts. Typically for one bag of beans, I add about 1/2 cup of each, but if you like sweeter beans, add more sugar, mustardy beans, more mustard…




Brown sugar:

one whole chopped onion and the chopped ham

Stick it in the oven for about two hours at 300 degrees. I like to serve it with crusty bread, pinot noir and potato pancakes with sour cream and homemade applesauce….

Easy peasy!
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6 Comments to “Rocky Mountain Baked Beans”

  1. Laura Says:

    Stars, please align! Stars, please align! I love this recipe and I look forward to reading your Italian Bean Soup one — love that you don’t let anything go to waste here and use the flavorful broth again!


    making pressure cookers hip again, one recipe at a time!

  2. Pondside Says:

    It’s just about that time of year. You’ve got me wanting a nice big crock to make the house smell wonderful. I like to put in a little maple syrup too – yummy!

  3. c.c. Says:

    thanks for visiting picky the other day. :] i really appreciated the compliment. you rock!

  4. Julie Harward Says:

    I love this type of food especially in the Fall too..and I love this kind of a bean delicious! 😀

  5. Susan Merritt Says:

    I am now needing some of those dang beans! I guess I am going to have to go buy a ham. Was this one of your mom’s recipes….in her little recipe box?

  6. Jenny Matlock Says:

    This looks amazing. I use my pressure cooker for baked beans and I’m going to try this recipe next time!

    Do we have to wait until S to get the bean soup recipe? Sigh…

    Hey, Sorry about all your lemons. I hope the deluge stops soon.

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