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Old-Fashioned Boston Baked Beans Recipe

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This recipe for Old-Fashioned Boston Baked Beans, by , is from The Keller Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Rebecca Keller
Added: Wednesday, July 5, 2006


2 pounds dried white pea beans, rinsed and debris removed
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup sugar
½ cup dark molasses
¼ cup Cattlemens Authentic Smokehouse Barbecue Sauce
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

1. Soak the beans in enough water to cover overnight. In the morning, add the baking soda to the beans and parboil for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Drain the beans and rinse with cold water.
3. Dice the salt pork into 1-inch squares. Put half with the chopped onion in the bottom of a deep, ovenproof pot.
4. Put the beans in the pot, with the remainder of the salt pork on top. Mix in the remaining ingredients, adding enough hot water to cover.
5. Bake for 6 to 7 hours, adding water as needed to keep the beans moist.
6. Cover the pot, turn off the oven and leave in the warm oven for up to an hour, until the rest of your meal is ready to serve.

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Serves 6-8




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