Preparation / Directions:
Wash beans; soak overnight in a large bowl with plenty of water.
Next day drain; place beans in a large pot in fresh water and bring to a boiling point.
Add 1 tablespoon baking soda. Stir for a few minutes. Drain in colander.
Rinse pot and return beans to pot with fresh water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until tender.
Add 1 tablespoon salt and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Drain; retain water. In a large casserole mix beans, Karo syrup, brown sugar, ketchup, sliced salt pork and diced Maui onions.
Bake in slow oven (275-300F) for about 3 hours or longer. Add retained water, as needed.