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Baked Beans

Recipe Information


  • 2 lbs (.9 kg). pea beans
  • 1 lb (.5 kg). Salt pork (can use bacon)
  • 8 Tbls. sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) molasses
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). dry mustard
  • 4 tsp (20 ml). salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Quarts (1900 ml) Bean Pot or as close as possible
  • Wash beans in colander; cover with water and soak overnight.
  • In the morning rinse the beans and drain.
  • Place beans in saucepan and just cover with water.
  • Parboil beans for 10 minutes with 1 tsp (5 ml). of baking soda.
  • Run cold water through the beans in a colander.
  • Dice rind of Salt pork (or bacon) into one inch squares.
  • 1/2 Place of salt pork and 1/2 of the diced onion on the bottom of the bean pot.
  • Place all the beans on top of the salt pork and onion.
  • Put the rest of the salt pork and onion on top of the beans.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients with hot water and pour over the beans. (Should just cover the beans).
  • Bake at 300 degrees (150 C.) for about 6 hours--Add water as necessary to keep moist only.