Baked Beans Traditional Bean-hole Beans

Recipe by Aroostook
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READY IN: 19hrs
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak 2 pounds of yellow-eye beans overnight.
  • Parboil beans until the skin peels away by blowing on a few beans in a spoon.
  • Add the mix to the beans and stir slightly.
  • Slice 1 pound salt pork into sections.
  • Cut each section partly through in a criss-cross pattern and place pieces on top of the beans.
  • Cover the beans and set to one side.
  • The bean hole should be dug into the ground and be half again as large as your dutch oven or any other tightly lidded pot.
  • Using seasoned hard wood, accumulate live coals until hole is 3/4 full.
  • Shovel out the coals leaving about 3 inches of live coals in the bottom of the hole.
  • Set the bean pot in the hole on top of the 3 inch bed of coals.
  • Shovel the rest of the coals around and on top of the pot.
  • Cover with dirt and check for escaping steam and making sure none is leaking out.
  • If steam is leaking out, cover area with more dirt.
  • Leave in the ground for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Note: Make sure the beans are completely covered with hot water before putting in ground.
  • The beans need to go into the ground hot.
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