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Camellia Brand

Colonel Vincent’s Southern-Style Baked Beans

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Navy (Pea) Beans
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 ham bone
  • 12 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash paprika
  • Dash garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ pound sliced bacon


  1. Rinse and sort beans. Cover beans with water, add ham bone, onion, bell pepper, paprika, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Cook over low fire about 1 ½ hours, or until tender.
  2. Remove ham bone. Add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar, mixing lightly. 
  3. Spoon half of the mixture in a baking dish, cover with ¼ pound sliced bacon. 
  4. Spoon remaining half of the mixture into the baking dish and cover with remaining ¼ pound sliced bacon.
  5. Bake 1 ½ to 2 hours in 350°F  oven.
  • Astra

    I used the recipe ingredients and added at the time specified but just continued to cook on the stovetop. Used pickled pork plus the few slices of bacon. Served with long grain brown rice I had on hand. Excellent: should be great baked also-baked bean taste we all love