Baked Beans

Recipe by Mimi in Maine
READY IN: 8hrs
YIELD: 8-9 cups




  • Pick over the beans and wash in cold water; rinse.
  • Cover with cold water and let soak over night.
  • Drain.
  • In the morning, put in a pan and cover with water and parboil till the skins crack and roll up when you blow on them (30-35 minutes or so).
  • Place onion in the bottom of the bean pot and add the beans saving some of the bean juice to mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix the minced onion, sugar, molasses, salt, dry mustard, and some of the hot bean juice to make about 1 1/2 cups.
  • Pour this over the beans and gently mix.
  • If you need more juice, add more of the juice from the pan.
  • Scrape and slit the salt pork and put on top of the beans.
  • Put the cover on the beanpot and bake at 300 degrees for about 7 hours.
  • Add water if necessary to keep the beans covered.