Total Time
6hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs

A little extra prep time but worth the effort!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, cover beans with cold water, bring to a boil; boil 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat, cover pot, and let sit for 1 hour; drain well.
  3. Score the bacon in squares without cutting through the rind.
  4. Put half the beans in the pot in which you will bake them, and add the onion, molasses and seasonings.
  5. Add remaining beans and bury the bacon rind up in the top layer of beans Add just enough water to cover.
  6. Cover the pot tightly; bake for 4-6 hours, or more to melt the pork fat, and blend the flavors.
  7. Add boiling water from time to time if needed.
  8. The last 30 minutes of baking, remove the lid to make a brown crust.


Most Helpful

I love beans but I'm not a fan of baked beans because most are usually too sweet. These beans have a mildly sweet taste that isn't too overbearing. The only thing I did different was, I put the beans in a meat smoker with the lid off for about 2 hours after they were done baking. Delicious!

choco chip October 10, 2008

I made hamburger patties and these beans to go along with a recipe I was making for Recipe #225791. They went together great, and my meal was a real hit with the family! The only thing I did differently was use lean salt pork instead of the bacon. These beans were really good! Alexa

ItalianPrincess3 January 29, 2008

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