New England Baked Beans

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READY IN: 6hrs 10mins
Recipe by Petunia

These are what come to mind when I think of baked beans- not all that canned stuff! It is not an exact-kind of recipe so if you're that kind of person, pass this one by. They can take 5-7 hours to cook and you have to watch them so they won't dry up :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs yellow-eye beans or 2 lbs navy beans or 2 lbs pea beans, soaked in water overnight
  • 8 ounces salt pork, cut into 12 pieces (fat back)
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 12 cup molasses
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper


  1. Put half of the salt pork in the bottom of a bean pot or casserole.
  2. Ladle in the beans (drained).
  3. Add the rest of the salt pork, pushing it down to be covered by the beans.
  4. In a saucepan, boil the water and molasses.
  5. Pour on top of the beans.
  6. Top with the onions.
  7. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 hours.
  8. Keep checking to see if more water should be added, the beans have to be covered or you'll get hard little dried up beans!
  9. Taste test after the first 5 hours to check for doneness.
  10. Stir in the salt& pepper during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

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