St. Patrick's Beans
1 pound dry Navy Beans (Great Northern will work, but we like Navy better)
1 onion chopped
1/2 cup molasses (we like Grandma's Molasses best, blackstrap is too strong)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper (McCormick has a smoked black pepper that tastes great in these beans)
Rinse and pick the stones out of the beans, put in a crock pot with the chopped onion, molasses, brown sugar and dry mustard. DO NOT ADD THE SALT.
Cover with water and cook on high for 4-6 hours. Avoid taking the lid off the pot or stirring too much. If you need to add more water, make sure it is boiling hot.
When the beans are tender, add the salt and pepper and serve.