PPP Recipe: Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans

Temps are dipping and comfort food season is here. Enjoy this Boston Baked Beans Recipe from Simple American Cooking by Evelyn Beilenson.

Boston Baked Beans
Makes 6 servings

1 pound pea, marrow or navy beans
1 medium onion
1/2 pound salt pork
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup molasses
Boiling water

1. Wash beans, cover with cold water and let soak overnight. Drain and set beans aside.
2. Quarter onion and place in bottom of bean crock.
3. Cut salt pork into chunks and place 3 or 4 pieces on top of onion.
4. Pour beans into crock, place remainder of salt pork on top, sprinkle with sugar, salt, pepper, ketchup, and mustard, and add molasses.
5. Add enough boiling water to cover beans. Cover and bake in a 325°f oven 5 to 6 hours or until beans are tender and brown.
6. Keep beans covered with liquid except during last hour of baking, when water is allowed to bake away.
7. About 30 minutes before beans are done, remove cover. Serve with brown bread.

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Recipe Thursdays: Scotch Baked Beans

Add a little something on the side for a well-rounded winter meal! Here's an easy recipe from our Little Black Book of Barbecue

Scotch Baked Beans
Makes 6 servings

1 Spanish onion, minced
1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 8-ounce cans baked beans
4 tablespoons premium Scotch whisky
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Fresh ground black pepper

Sauté minced onion in peanut oil until soft and brown. Mix with beans, Scotch, and syrup in a large saucepan. Let simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Top with black pepper and serve.

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