Baked Lima Beans

2 cups dried Lima beans
6 cups cold water
4 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup catsup
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Frankfurters or bacon strips

Wash beans. Add cold water; soak overnight. Add salt. Cover saucepan. Cook in water in which beans were soaked until tender. Drain; save 2 cups bean liquid and mix with catsup, molasses, onion, mustard, and pepper. Pour beans into a 2-quart bean pot. Add liquid mixture. Arranage frankfurters or bacon strips over beans. Cover. Bake in moderately slow oven (325 F.) 2 hours. Uncover. Bake 15 to 20 minutes to brown frankfurters or bacon.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings.


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