|Mom's PA Dutch Style Baked Limas|
Our Uncle Clarence who was married to my dad's oldest sister Marge hailed from New England and he always said that my mother made the best baked beans!
Whenever I take them to a gathering I always receive compliments and just the other day someone asked me for the recipe. So here it is:
Drain the butter beans add to aluminum pan or pan of your choice. Cut up and on medium heat saute 1/2 lb of bacon in a fry pan, remove add to beans, then to the bacon grease add 1 medium chopped Vidalia onion, reduce heat saute until onion is transparent. Scrape all contents of pan onions and grease into the beans. Add 1 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 3/4 cup of molasses, 1 small can of tomato sauce, 1 cup of ketchup, 1 heaping tablespoon of mustard, 1 tablespoon of onion powder, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder. Stir ingredients through. Bake for about an hour until thickened stirring occasionally. My mother always added a few strips of bacon toward the end as garnish to the top.
*You can obviously double this recipe for large picnics. Everyone loves these beans!