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Baked Beans in Clay Pot



Soak beans in cold water overnight.
Cover with fresh cold water.
Heat to boiling point then simmer 30 minutes.
Drain reserving 1 1/2 Cups cooking water.
In medium bowl mix ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt, pepper and cooking water and add another 1/2 cup water.
In a clay pot,cast iron or crockery pot, layer 1/3 bacon slices,onions, beans and ketchup mixture.
Repeat ending with beans.
Cover with remaining bacon slices.
Put lid on pot and bake in a 250* oven for about 8 hours.
With clay cooker you put the pot in a cold oven; heat to 400*.
After 30 minutes reduce heat to 300*.
Cook for 3 hours; reduce heat to 250* for another 1/2 hour.
Serve with a boiled potatoes, ham, fresh bread and ketchup,.