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Yellow Eye Beans - Maine Style Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Perry Shaw
Added: Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Yellow eye beans (no other kind will do)
salt pork - 2 pieces (size of your palm)
onion - 1 large
dry mustard - 1 tsp.
garlic - 3 cloves
barbecue sauce - 2 T.
cider vinegar - 3 T.
bay leaves - 3
ginger - dash
molasses - 1/2 cup

Directions:
Directions:
Soak one pkg. beans in salt water overnight.
Drain - pour hot water over beans and bring to a boil. Drain scum off beans, then drain in colander, rinse well. Score 1 piece of fatback and place in bottom of bean pot. Add 1 big onion on top of fatback - Pour in drained beans and sprinkle dry mustard, garlic, barbecue sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, ginger, molasses and top with another piece of fatback. Cover with lid, bring to boil in oven...then reduce heat to 300 and cook approximately 6 hours. (add more water if necessary during cooking)
These are the best beans ever!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Uncle Perry gave me his recipe - and stepped me through one preparation...so I have it right! Some Mainers say my beans are even better than Perry's!

 

 

 

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