Boston Baked Beans

Serves 8

  • 2 cups dried beans
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ pound salt pork
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 5 Tbsp dark brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 4 Tbsp molasses
  • ½ to 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp Mapeline

Wash beans and soak overnight. Add salt, stir and drain, reserving the liquid. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Put the beans in the pot. Blend the mustard, brown sugar, molasses, and Mapeline with the reserved bean liquid and pour over the beans. Cut several gashes in the salt pork and place on top of the beans. Cover and bake for about 6 hours, adding water as needed. Uncover for the final hour of cooking so the pork will become brown and crisp. Taste and correct seasoning. (May add 1 medium chopped onion before cooking.)

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