Boston Baked Beans


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.


Serves 8

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These come out very well in a

These come out very well in a crock pot as well. I have made them both ways and they are always a big hit. Just make sure you have those red hot dogs and either hot dog rolls or biscuits near by. yum yum

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

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 :)