|We grew and dried these white beans. Pretty and delicious!|
|In a large saucepot, Soak beans overnight. Add 1/2 tsp salt, bring beans to a boil,|
reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/4 hours.
|Drain beans reserving liquid.|
|Place beans in a casserole. Add remaining ingredients. |
Cover and bake in a 300 degree oven for 2 1/2 hours.
|Sweet, savory, smoky. Amazing!|
New England Baked Beans
Adapted from The Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook (1987 edition)
1 lb dried beans (navy or great northern)
1/4 lb salt pork or bacon, chopped
1 large onion chopped
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1 tsp dried mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Rinse beans. In a large heavy saucepot soak beans in 8 cups water overnight. Add 1/2 tsp salt to pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 1/4 hours. Drain beans, reserving liquid. In a 2 1/2 quart casserole combine beans, pork or bacon and onions. Stir in 1 cup reserved liquid, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. Cover and bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for 2 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add more of the reserved liquid if necessary. Makes 6-8 servings.