Old Fashioned New England Baked Beans

Old Fashioned New England Baked Beans Recipe

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Leslie Borelli


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

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14-18 people
2 Hr
9 Hr 45 Min


2 lb
dry navy beans
1 tsp
baking soda
1 medium
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


  • 1Wash beans throughly and put in a 6 quart saucepan. Add enough water to come 2 inches above beans and soak overnight.
  • 2Next 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.
  • 3Put 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.
  • 4VARATIONS: 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.

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About Old Fashioned New England Baked Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy