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Baked Beans

Contributed by: Cajun Clark

"From my friend in Maine, a bona fide New England Baked Bean recipe. Cleo claims it's her Daddy's Best. Knowing her she's probably right.

"But you have to wonder, like...did her Daddy get the recipe from Duke? Or maybe Duke got it from her Daddy? Hmmm.... Regardless of where Daddy acquired his recipe any one with a modicum of sense knows that 'homemade' is the best. So if you have the hungers for baked beans give it a try," Caj.

Daddy's Best New England Style


  • 2 1/2 cups dry beans
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons catsup
  • 6 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 ounce piece of salt pork
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard


Soak beans overnight in water. The next day boil beans for 1 hour. (Or follow directions on package which should include a method of preparing beans for use in as little as 1 hour).

Add salt pork, onions, and all other ingredients. Cover with water and cook in bean pot in the oven for 3 hours at 325F.

Option: Cook in a crock pot on High for 3 hours, or Low for 10 to 12 hours. Add water as needed.

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