Recipe by cuisinebymae
Comfort food at its finest! This has been a staple in Nova Scotia homes for generations. Serve with brown bread and butter, and a good cup of tea! Prep time includes soaking the beans overnight.
Top Review by Jackie C.
Finally, someone who makes it from scratch with dried beans. I am making them shortly and will come back. I lost my original recipe and can't wait to try i, it has most of what I used before. I shall return.
- 2 lbs yellow-eyed beans
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 medium onion
- 1⁄2 lb salt pork
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Directions See How It's Made
- Soak beans overnight, well covered with cold water.
- Pour off soaking water and pick over beans to remove any bad ones, or debris.
- Put beans in a pot.
- Cover with fresh cold water and add 1 tsp. baking soda.
- Bring to a boil and cook until skins of beans crack when you take one out on a spoon and blow on it.
- Cut onion in quarters and put in bottom of a bean crock or large casserole.
- Add the partially cooked beans.
- Put cut up salt pork on top.
- (Some people use the salt pork fat. I don't like fat, so I prefer to use the salt pork meat.) Combine brown sugar, molasses, mustard and salt with 1 1/2 cups boiling water.
- Pour over the beans.
- Add more boiling water, if needed, to come just to the top of the beans.
- Also, if needed during baking tme, add more boiling water.
- Bake, covered, at 300 degrees F for 6 hours, or until beans are tender.