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Wilderness Baked Beans

  White beans 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Whole onions 2 Medium
  Salt pork/1 pound bacon and 1 tablespoon salt 1 Pound, sliced
  Pure lard 1 Pound
  Brown sugar/Molasses / 1/2 cup each 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Soak beans for 12 hrs. or boil for 1 hr.
Place onions in bottom of pot.
Add drained beans, lard, molasses and brown sugar.
Place meat slices on top.
Add water just covering meat.
Cook in oven at 300° for 4 hrs.
Or, in wilderness: Build campfire.
Enjoy evening of song, dance and fishing stories.
Before bedding down, dig hole in sand 18" deep.
Dump all hot coals in hole.
Place pot on hot coals, cover pot with aluminum foil to keep dirt out.
Bury with 4" sand over pot.
Grab some Z's, and wake up to a perfect authentic French Canadian wilderness breakfast.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 504 Calories from Fat 339

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g57.8%

Saturated Fat 14.2 g71.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 37.3 mg12.4%

Sodium 300.2 mg12.5%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 5.9 g23.6%

Sugars 10.7 g

Protein 10 g19.7%

Vitamin A 0.01% Vitamin C 2.3%

Calcium 9.4% Iron 22%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Wilderness Baked Beans Recipe