Great Grandmother’s baked bean recipe is simply scrumptious! Really simple. Really scrumptious. Making these alongside her cornbread and pulled pork simmered in her barbecue sauce results in what my son calls “the best feast ever!”
While simple to make, they do require some babysitting to make sure there is enough water covering the beans throughout the entire bake. You don’t want them to dry out, but you likely also don’t want them to be too soupy. Therefore, you start out with enough water to cover one inch above the beans, and then add more, bit by bit, as necessary while it bakes.