This small oval bean was grown and passed down for generations in a family that came from Sweden and finally settled in Montana. It is being described as light and tender.|
Stueben Yellow Eye Beans is a great substitute for the Swedish Brown Beans.
Basic Bean Cooking Instructions
Pick over beans and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Place cleaned beans in a bowl of fresh cold water, cover and soak for 3 to 8 hours or overnight at room temperature; drain and rinse well. Or place beans in a saucepan with water of cover, bring to a boil, remove from the heat , and soak for 1 1/2 hours, drain and rinse well. Cook beans by covering with 2" of water, simmering 1 to 2 hours or until tender depending on size of the bean.
Swedish Brown Baked Beans
2 cups Swedish Brown Beans
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 cup each Tomato Ketchup & brown sugar
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp dry mustard
3 tsp cornstarch
2 slices bacon, cut in half
Prepare Beans: Rinse and pick over beans. Pour boiling
water over beans to cover by 2 inches, cover and leave
for 1 hour. Drain, cover with water, bring to a boil, and
cook until beans are tender
(check for doneness at 20 minutes).
Prepare 'Beans Pot': Mix beans with onions and place in
a 2 qt. casserole. Combine next 7 ingredients, heat over moderate heat and stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Mix into
the bean and onion mixture and place bacon strips on top.
Cover and bake in a 325 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.