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Boston Baked Beans #2

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Navy beans
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1 md Yellow onion; peeled &
  • -sliced
  • 1/2 lb Salt pork; cut in 1/4" dice
  • 3 tb Dark molasses
  • 1 tb Cider vinegar
  • 1 ts Dry mustard
  • 1/4 c Brown sugar
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Black pepper


During tough times in the very early days, the colonists in New England
practically lived on salt pork and beans. The beans were brought with them
from England and proved to be a wise solution to the problems offered by
cold New England winters. There are many variations on this basic dish, and
I suggest that you begin with some variations of your own.

Soak the beans overnight in ample water to cover. Drain the beans and
cook in ample water with the baking soda. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20
minutes. Drain.

Place 1/3 of the beans in a 2-quart baking pot with a lid. Add 1/3 of
the diced salt pork and 1/3 of the onion. Add another 1/3 of the beans and
repeat the layers, ending with salt pork on top. Mix the remaining
ingredients with a cup of hot water and pour over the beans. Add enough
additional hot water to cover the beans. Place the lidded baking pot in a
300ø oven for about 4 hours, longer if the beans are not tender. Stir only
once or twice during the cooking process. You will have to add additional
water to the beans as they cook. Keep them just moist. Don't drown them

Traditionally, this dish was served on Saturday night along with brown
bread and ham or frankfurters; thus the beans and wieners routine. On
Sunday you could then have baked beans, brown bread, and codfish cakes ...
all for breakfast. This tradition began in very early days so that the
Pilgrim housewife could bake and serve beans on Saturday and then again on
Sunday morning, thus providing her with a meal and no work on the Sabbath.


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