Baked Beans I
Olden-times Baked Beans with Pork & Molasses
Makes 4-6 servings
- 2 cups navy beans (or white beans)
- 6 cups water
- 1 med onion, chopped
- 4 slices salt pork (3”L x ½ thick)
- Salt & pepper
- 1/4 cup molasses
Wash beans thoroughly and soak in water for one hour – drain and place in a large saucepan. Add water, onions, salt pork, molasses and stir. Season to taste. Cover, bring to a boil and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally. Cook until tender.
Transfer beans to a roasting pan or casserole dish. Bake uncovered at 350F for 3 hours. If beans become dry, add a cup of water. Serve piping hot with fresh baked bread or toutons.
- The ratio to beans and water is 1-3
just show it to the pan – you don’t need to fry the food much