Don's Boston Baked Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 263.1
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.5 mg
  • Sodium: 177.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.9 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g

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This recipe came from my grandmother to my mother to me and I've used it for 65 years This recipe came from my grandmother to my mother to me and I've used it for 65 years
Number of Servings: 6


    2 cup Beans, navy
    .75 cup, chopped Onions, raw
    3 oz Pork, cured, bacon, raw correct values
    4 oz Molasses, Black Strap, Correct values
    1 tbsp Spices, mustard seed, yellow correct values
    .3 tbsp Spices, pepper, black correct values
    227 grams Crushed Tomatoes
    .333 cup, unpacked Brown Sugar


Serve with Cole slaw and corn bread with ham or sausage


First prep beans by rinsing them and picking out impurities, put 2 cups dry beans into a large bowl with lots of water, a couple inches over the beans, and forget them for a night. I do not do the quick thing.

The next morning, empty beans into a colander and rinse. Put beans into a large pot with water an inch above them and set to boil. Now I can't give you a definite time on the boil but they are ready when you take a few beans in a large spoon and blow on them. I(f done the skins will come away and sort of peal back. When this happens do step 3.

Step 3. Put the pot, with beans and water (do not drain yet) into an empty sink, get a box of baking soda and pour some into the beans and water, they will foam up and overflow the pot, let them set about 30 seconds and drain thru a colander and put the beans into a bean pot, or large baking dish with a cover (DO NOT RINSE THEM) My grandmother told me this and the mustard keeps it down on gas.

Grind in a mill the yellow mustard seeds and peppercorns, or just use pre-ground spices.
Chop bacon ends into in cubes to equal about a third to a half of a cup, more if you like
Chop onions I use a medium onion anmd use of it, the other fourth I use for Cole slaw.

Add all this to the pot: the spices, onion sugar (Agave or equal may be used) (I do NOT add salt.) Add everything else EXCEPT TOMATO. Mix it up. Cover with water about a half inch over the bean mix and put in the oven at 300-325 degrees to cook for 6 hrs or so. Keep an eye on them ever couple hours to insure they do not run dry. Add more water if necessary until about an hour before done NOW is the time to add the crushed tomatoes ( the nutritional analysis didn't but I use low sodium crushed tomatoes)

About 30 min before done test to see if this is what you want, if not adjust spices to your liking, if too thin sauce add either ketchup or tomato paste to thicken, you can also add 1 TB corn starch mixed into a 2 TB of water, or do like I do I add a tablespoon of cornmeal. Sauce gets thicker as it cools down.

Serving Size: Makes enough to fill 4 hungry people or stretch it out to 8, served with corn bread and Cole slaw and sausage or ham or hotdogs

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DONN1ZYF.

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