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Recipe from: Damsel in dis Dress
1 pound dried navy beans, (2 cups)
¼ pound bacon slices
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 medium carrots, finely diced
½ teaspoon dried thyme
2 medium bay leaves
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
8 cups water
few drops liquid smoke flavoring
Sort and wash beans, and soak overnight in 6 cups lukewarm water. Drain thoroughly.
Cut bacon slices at ½-inch intervals. Fry bacon pieces until crisp. Remove from pan and set aside. Sauté onion in bacon grease until translucent.
In a large saucepan or dutch oven, combine all ingredients except liquid smoke. Heat to boiling, then lower heat and simmer for 1 ½ to 2 hours, or until beans are tender. Add liquid smoke to taste.