Boston Baked Beans



Boston Baked Beans

This classic dish of Boston Baked Beans uses salt pork for a unique flavor and authentic touch. This recipe will go to the top of your list for those summer BBQ parties.


  • 1 pound dried navy beans or great northern beans
  • 1/4 pound of salt pork
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 cup boiling water


  • Wash beans; soak overnight in enough water to be at least 2-inches above beans.
  • For the salt pork, bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add salt pork and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and let cool. Cut salt pork into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside.
  • Drain beans and place in large saucepan and cover with water; add onion and simmer about 1-hour or until beans are tender.
  • Drain and turn into 2-quart bean pot or oven-proof casserole.
  • Combine molasses, brown sugar, salt and dry mustard; pour the one cup of boiling water over beans; add additional water, if necessary, to cover.
  • Place reserved salt pork on top, cover and bake at 300 F. degrees for about 6 hours, adding water if top seems dry.
  • Uncover for last half hour of baking.

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