Classic Boston Baked Beans

Course : Beans
Serves: 6
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2 pounds navy beans
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 medium Onion
1 pound bacon
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup molasses
2 teaspoons dry mustard
4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preparation / Directions:

combine beans and baking soda with 4 quarts water in a dutch oven, over a moderate flame heat to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, drain, rinse, and drain well place onion in the bottom of a large casserole or dutch oven add half of the diced bacon add beans and top with remaining bacon combine sugar, molasses, mustard, salt, and pepper-mix well pour evenly over beans add enough water to barely cover, do not stir bake @ 300 degrees for 2 hours, stir bake @ 300 degrees for 2 hours, adding water only as needed bake @ 300 degrees for a total of 6 hours serve hot


Nutritional Information:

1114 Calories (kcal); 39g Total Fat; (31% calories from fat); 57g Protein; 136g Carbohydrate; 64mg Cholesterol; 2874mg Sodium

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