1 lb dry northern beans
½ lb bacon, cut in 1" pieces
1 tsp salt
1 sweet onion
1 bottle chili sauce
½ cup brown sugar
⅔ cup molasses
3 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp lemon juice
1–2 tbsp of bacon fat
Pepper to taste
Crock pot or large stock pot
Soak the navy beans overnight; drain.
Place in a pot with enough water to cover the beans. Boil until tender; about one hour.
While the beans cook, cook the bacon until crisp. Reserve one to two tablespoons of bacon fat.
Put the teaspoon of salt in the water with the beans. Drain, but reserve the liquid.
In the pot, combine all of the ingredients including the bacon fat but not the reserved liquid. Once combined, add a bit of the reserved liquid to create a fluid consistency.
Cook the beans 4 - 6 hours (depending on your crock pot) – stir occasionally and add additional reserved liquid to continue to have a fluid consistency.