Boston Baked Beans

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In some parts of the country, you can’t have a potluck or church supper without a big pot of baked beans—great with baked ham and cole slaw!


1 quart pea beans
1/2 pound piece salt pork
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
boiling water


Wash and pick over the beans and soak them overnight in cold water. In the morning drain them and cover with fresh water. Simmer until the skins break. Put the beans in a bean pot, score the pork and press on top of the beans where it will brown, filling the pot three-quarters full. Add the sugar, molasses, salt, soda, and mustard. Cover with boiling water. Cover the pot and bake without stirring for 8 hours in a slow oven, 250 degrees F. Keep beans almost covered with water. Remove the pot’s cover for the last half hour of baking.

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Serves 8

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this sounds so very good, I

this sounds so very good, I shall try it VERY soon, as soon as I find a bean pot :)

if i can figure out how to

if i can figure out how to add it to my recipes box i will try it sound very good