Low-N-Slow Boston Baked Beans

Recipe by Tracy K
READY IN: 5hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position; heat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Add salt pork and bacon to 8-quart Dutch oven; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and most fat is rendered, about 7 minutes.
  • Add onion and continue to cook stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 8 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup molasses, mustard, beans, 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, and 9 cups water; increase heat to medium-high and bring to boil; cover pot and set in oven.
  • Bake until beans are tender, about 4 hours, stirring once after 2 hours.
  • Remove lid and continue to bake until liquid has thickened to syrupy consistency, 1 to 1 1/2 hours longer.
  • Remove beans from oven; stir in remaining tablespoon of molasses, vinegar, and additional salt and pepper to taste.