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Flavour-Rich Baked Beans Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lois Sheasgreen
Added: Friday, January 20, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 qts water
1 lb dried navy beans - rinsed (2 1/4 cups)
1/2 pound salt pork
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger

Directions:
Directions:
1. Grease 8 individual casseroles having tight-fitting covers (or a 2-quart casserole with lid)
2. Heat water to boiling in a large havy saucepan. Add beans gradually to water so that boiling continues. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside for 1 hour.
3. Remove rind from salt pork and cut into 1-inch chunks; set aside.
4. Add pork chunks to beans with celery, onion and salt. Mix well. Cover tightly and bring mixture to boiling over high heat. Reduce and simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain beans, reserving liquid.
5. Put an equal amount of beans and salt pork chunks in each casserole.
6. Mix one cup of bean liquid, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, dry mustard, pepper and ginger in saucepan. Bring to boliling. Pour an equal amount of sauce over beans in each casserole. Cover casseroles.
7. Bake at 300 degrees F. about 2 1/2 hours. If necessary, add more reserved bean liquid to beans during baking. Remove covers and bake 1/2 hour longer.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I've used bacon or even a ham steak instead of the salt pork.

This is another good one from Michael.

 

 

 

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