Boston Baked Beans

From: "Kathy Klipec Crow" klipec@ee.Princeton.EDU

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 93 15:39:02 EDT

I saw a request for Boston Baked Beans a little while
back.  This is the recipe my mom has used for years. 
Note that this is one dish that is often even better 
as leftovers than the first time around!


1 pound pea or navy beans
2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt 
3 onions, quartered
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp. sweet pickle juice 
	or 2 Tbsp. vinegar with 1/8 tsp. each of ground cinnamon and cloves
1/4 pound salt pork

Pick over beans and wash.  Cover with 3 cups of water and soak 8 hours or
overnight.  Then add 2 cups of water, mustard, 1/4 tsp. pepper and next 5
ingredients.  Boil, covered, about 1 hour or until skins start to wrinkle.  
Start heating oven to 250 degrees F.  Cut salt pork into cubes and place
beans over pork in beanpot.  Sprinkle with pepper and bake 6-8 hours or 
until tender.  When beans are two-thirds baked, add about 3/4 cup water or
just enough to cover.  Uncover last half hour.

VARIATION:  All of the cooking can be accomplished in an electric cooker,  
for those who don't want to leave an oven unattended all day.  This is how
my mom generally does it.  


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