Daune's Boston Baked Beans
Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne
1 lbdried navy beans
4 ozsalt pork or slab bacon
1onion, peeled and left whole
2 tspdry mustard
1/4 cdark molasses
1/3 cbrown sugar
1/4 tspblack pepper
How to Make Daune's Boston Baked Beans
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To serve, remove and discard the onion. Remove the salt pork or bacon. Check the seasoning and serve.