Boston Baked Beans #2

  • 1 pound small white or Great Northern beans, soaked
  • 2 onions, each stuck with 2 cloves
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • salt & liquid smoke to taste* image placeholder

Cook the beans in unsalted water for 1 hour. Drain and reserve the liquid. Use a heavy casserole with a lid and place the onions at the bottom.

Cover with the beans. Mix the sugar, molasses, mustard, salt and a good amount of black pepper with 1 cup - 250ml) of the bean liquid.

Pour over the beans, stir gently and cover the casserole. Bake for at least 3 hours at 250° F adding more liquid if too dry. If the dish is too liquid, remove the lid for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Source: Margaret Baechler, adapted from "Bean Feast", by Valerie Turvey
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
Date: Oct 26, 1995