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Old Fashioned Baked Beans

Ingredients
  Dried great northern beans 1 1⁄2 Pound (3 Cups)
  Water 2 Quart
  Salt pork 3⁄4 Pound
  Onion 1 Medium
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Firmly packed light-brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dry mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Light molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
To prepare beans :
1. Wash beans, discarding imperfect ones and cover with 2 quarts cold water and refrigerate covered overnight.
2. Then drain beans, turn into 6-quart kettle and cover with 2 quarts cold water and bring to boiling.
3. Reduce heat simmer, covered, 30 minutes and drain, reserving liquid.
4. Preheat oven to 300F.
5. Trim rind from salt pork and cut pork almost through at half-inch intervals.

MAKING
6. In bottom of 4-quart bean pot or casserole place onion.
7. Add beans bury salt pork, cut side down in center of beans.
8. Heat reserved bean liquid to boiling.
9. Mix remaining ingredients and stir in 1 cup boiling bean liquid.
10. Pour over beans and add boiling liquid just to cover beans-€”about 1 1/2 cups.
11. Bake covered for 6 hours stirring once every hour so that beans cook evenly.
12. If dry after stirring, add a little hot bean liquid or water.
13. To brown top of beans, remove cover for last half hour of baking time.

SERVING
14. Serve baked beans with garnish as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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