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Celebration Day Beans

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Ingredients
  Water 1 1⁄2 Quart
  Navy beans 1 Pound
  Salt pork 1⁄4 Pound
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Reserved bean liquid 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Onion juice 2 Teaspoon
  Dry mustard 3⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Grease a 2-qt. casserole having a tight-fitting cover.
2. Heat water to boiling in a large saucepan.
3. Meanwhile, wash thoroughly, sort and discard imperfect beans.
4. Add beans gradually to water so boiling does not stop. Simmer 2 min. and remove saucepan from heat. Set beans aside to soak 1 hr.
5. Remove rind and cut salt pork into narrow strips.
6. Add pork strips to beans with salt.
7. Return saucepan to heat and simmer 45 min., stirring once or twice. Drain beans, reserving liquid, and turn beans and salt pork strips into casserole. Set aside while making sauce.
8. Combine bean liquid, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, onion juice and dry mustard in saucepan.
9. Bring to boiling. Pour sauce over beans.
10. Cover and bake at 300°F about 2 1/2 hrs. If necessary, add more liquid to just cover beans during baking. Remove cover and bake 1/2 hr. longer to brown pork and beans.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
180 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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