Baked Beans

Soaking Time: 6-8 hours
Cooking time: 6-7 hours
6 servings

  • 2 cups dried white pea beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salt pork, finely diced (or bacon)
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup mild flavoured molasses
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • pepper to taste

1. Pick over and wash beans thoroughly. Soak beans in cold water overnight.
2. Place beans, and water in which they were soaked, in saucepan and simmer for 1/2 hour.
3. Place beans in bean pot or casserole dish; add all ingredients. Mix well. If desired, add some boiling water to cover beans.
4. Cover pot and bake in a slow oven at 250 deg F-300 deg F for 6-8 hours, removing cover during last 1/2 hour of baking.
5. Add boiling water 2-3 times to keep beans moist and covered with liquid; stir occasionally. Do not add water during last 1/2 hour of baking.
   The rich aroma of baked beans will flood the mind memories of a cold winter's day..and the cozy comfort of a warm kitchen with a crackling woodstove stocked with firewood. And a crock of hearty baked beans has always been a welcomed meal...especially when served with fresh homemade bread. (Boy, does that sound familiar)

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