Army Baked Beans

In 1920 during WW1 my Father was stationed atFort MeadMaryland. My Mother was helping in the kitchen to prepare meals for the troops atFortMead. She loved the baked bean recipe the Army cook prepared and asked him if he could cut down the recipe for her to make at home for her family. The Army cook supplied my Mother with the following recipe to make Baked Beans:

 Ingredients and Preparing Army Style Baked Beans:

  •  1 ½ cups of Navy Beans
  • Soak in cold water over night
  • Parboil the bean about 2 hours
  • Strain the beans
  • Place beans in baking pan
  • Add ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup of tomatoes

Thick bacon slices over top of beans

 Place beans in over and bake about 6 hours. Baking them slow at low heat

 The original Fort Mead Army Barracks Baked Bean Recipe for WW1