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Maine Baked Beans (Mom’s Recipe)
Night Before Prep: Sort thru the dry beans and pick out any stones or damaged beans. Rinse the beans well and place them in a pan for soaking. Add enough water to cover the dried beans about 2 inches; cover and soak the beans overnight.
The following morning, drain the beans and rinse well. Combine all ingredients and about 4 cups of fresh water in a bean pot or slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-12 hours.
- 2 pounds yellow eye beans
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 lb. lean salt pork
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 2/3 cup molasses
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 large onion (peeled) (whole / chopped)
- fresh water
Oven 350 degrees. Stir and continue cooking until baked beans are tender and the sauce forms a carmelized, rich, and thick stew. Enjoy Delicious Meal!