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Boston Baked Beans

Serves 8
  • 1 lb (2 cups) dry navy beans
  • 1 1/2 qts cold water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 lb salt pork
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  1. Rinse beans; add to cold water in a sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil; simmer two minutes; remove from heat; cover, let stand 1 hour (or, add beans to water and let soak overnight).
  3. Add salt to beans and soaking water; cover and simmer until tender (about an hour).
  4. Drain beans, reserving liquid.
  5. Measure 1 3/4 cups bean liquid, adding water if needed. Combine with next four ingredients listed.
  6. Cut salt pork in half, score one-half, set aside. Grind or slice the remainder thinly.
  7. In your beanpot, alternate layers of beans, onion, ground salt pork and sugar mixture. Repeat. Top with scored pork.
  8. Cover; baked at 300 degrees for 5-7 hours. Add more liquid, if needed.