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Waterville Beans Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grace Cookson
Added: Thursday, July 26, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 lb dried navy beans
1/2 lb salt pork
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar

Directions:
Directions:
The day before:
Place the beans in a large pot and cover with cold water Soak overnight of for at least 8 hours; drain.

1. Put the soaked beans into a large stockpot and cover with 12 cups cold water. Brint to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1 hour. Beans should be somewhat softened.

2. Drain the beans, reserving the cooking liquid. Preheat the oven to 325F

3. Place the beans, 6 cups of cooking liquid, white sugar, brown sugar, salt, in a heavy casserole.

4. Tuck the salt pork into the middle of the beans. Cover and bake at 325F for approx 4 hours

5. Check the beans every once in awhile, adding more of the bean cooking liquid if necessary.

6. Remove the cover for the final hour of cooking.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10-12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Day ahead +
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Sweeten beans to tasts... beans will appear pale when cooked... you may discard salt pork after baking is complete.

 

 

 

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