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old fashioned new england baked beans

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Leslie Borelli
Pittsfield, ME

This is the recipe my dad use to make and I grew up with it is awesome I have given this recipe to tons of friends and family members. I DO NOT do these in a crock pot they get too mushy and watery. I always add the varation to this recipe

(1 rating)
yield 14 -18 people
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 9 Hr 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For old fashioned new england baked beans

  • 2 lb
    dry navy beans
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 md
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 4 tsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    prepared mustard
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    tomato catsup
  • 1/16 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3/4 lb
    salt pork, cubed

How To Make old fashioned new england baked beans

  • 1
    Wash beans throughly and put in a 6 quart saucepan. Add enough water to come 2 inches above beans and soak overnight.
  • 2
    Next morning drain, rinse, cover with cold water add the baking soda and bring to a boil. Again drain, rinse cover with cold water and bring to another boil. DO NOT DRAIN this boil.
  • 3
    Put the onion and salt pork in the bottom of a bean pot or deep casserole with all the rest of the seasoning. Add the hot beans and liquid from the last boil of the beans to barely cover Bake in a very slow oven until beans are tender. Add more boiling water as liquid evaporates. Remove cover for the and bake for the last hour.
  • 4
    VARATIONS: If sweeter baked beans are desired add 1/4 Cup more of both brown sugar and molasses along with seasoning. This also gives a richer brown color.