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I made this recipe for the Zaarfest at the Ponderosa, what a great day that was, Thanks CL. The beans were a hit, and the recipe is really pretty easy, you just have to allow the time, and boy is it worth it. I didn't want to have my oven on for 7 hours in this heat wave, so I did them in the crock pot and I dont think it hurt them at all. Great party, great recipe. Thanks doll !
I'm bad when it comes to measuring but this came out great. My butcher gave me a ham bone with 1 1/2 pounds of meat on it and I had bought some malt extract to make Bagels and used it instead of sugar. I see at the bottom suggestions on what to serve with this. Well other than hot crusty bread this makes a filling meal.
The beans cooked nicely (right texture), but had no flavor. I was not expecting anything spicy, but was looking for something other than bland. They just seemed to be lacking some ingredients. After adding some Worcestershire, Diana sauce, and garlic, they were still extremely mild but had a bit of flavor.
Not spicy enough for my taste and tasted too strongly of molasses. I think it would have been improved by using a smoked hock / ham bone, some apple sauce to complement/ tone down the molasses taste and some spices.
I did use the salt pork option as opted in the directions. I did dice the onion and added it to the beans along with 3 cloves which I crushed with a mortar and pestle. Skipped the salt. Made for Help a Naked Recipe. Thanks C Lady
Thank you Country Lady for posting and sharing this recipe! I just made them and they taste just like the ones my mom used to make when ever she had an extra ham bone. So simple, soooo good!
Gotta love these beans!! My ham bone had a lot of ham on it which made it even better. This will be my go-to recipe for baked beans. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
AWESOME Baked Beans! Didn't manage to get to that Zaarfest of yours to enjoy the Boston Baked Beans so did the next best thing - made up a pot at home. The ham bones at our house unless I get to the making quickly are not too meaty which had me making half a recipe -you can bet I was wishing I had made a big pot! As I always do when making baked beans I both soaked overnight and did the quick 2 minute boil.Was a little hesitant when adding the molasses but went as posted - with wonderful results. No changes needed on this one. How good? It's already in my Family Favorites Cookbook - along with our family recipe making a wonderful addition to my collection of Baked Beans. Thank you for sharing another Country Lady winner!
Very good baked beans. I liked the addition of the ham.
I ate these at a Zaarfest. They are soooo good.