Old Fashioned Baked Beans

Recipe by cuisinebymae
READY IN: 18hrs




  • 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.