Boston Baked Beans

READY IN: 9hrs
Recipe by ellie_

Slow cooked baked beans are great to bring to pot lucks. Recipe source: Early American Recipes. Recipe printed for a request for things to make with salt pork. Overnight soaking isn't included in prep time.

Top Review by evelynathens

These were OK. but a little flat. I don't knoe if it's traditional (and I expect it isn't) but some minced onion and garlic would really add some flavour to this. The beans were perfectly cooked, though - I used my crockpot on low for 8 hours. No extra liquid was needed in the crockpot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the beans overnight in water.
  2. In the morning drain beans well and pick through discarding bad beans.
  3. Put in large pot and cover beans with water and boil beans until the skins split when you blow on them (30- 60 minutes after water boils).
  4. Drain.
  5. Divide salt pork into two pieces.
  6. Slash salt pork pieces deeply several times and place in the bottom of a large bean pot or casserole.
  7. Pour in the drained beans.
  8. Mix together remaining ingredients (molasses, salt and mustard).
  9. Add mixture to beans with enough hot water to cover.
  10. Cover and bake at 300-degrees F for 6-8 hours, checking often and adding water as needed.

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