daune's boston baked beans

★★★★★ 3
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By Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne
from Calais, ME

I married a Boston Boy and he loves his beans! He loves MY beans.

★★★★★ 3
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 4 Hr

Ingredients For daune's boston baked beans

  • 1 lb
    dried navy beans
  • 5 c
    water
  • 4 oz
    salt pork or slab bacon
  • 1
    onion, peeled and left whole
  • 2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/4 c
    dark molasses
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make daune's boston baked beans

  • 1
    Soak the beans overnight in the water. Transfer to fresh water to cover. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer slowly for 1 hr. Drain and reserve the liquid.
  • 2
    Place the beans, salt pork or bacon and whole onion in a large deep casserole or bean pot. Mix the molasses, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper with 1 cup of the reserved bean liquid. Stir in beans and add enough bean liquid to cover. Expose only the pork rind on the salt pork and cover the casserole.
  • 3
    Bake in a pre-heated 300 degrees oven for about 2 hours. Add the necessary remaining liquid to cover, stirring well, and cook a further 2-3 hours or until beans are tender. Uncover the beans for the last 30 minutes.
  • 4
    To serve, remove and discard the onion. Remove the salt pork or bacon. Check the seasoning and serve.

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