Traditional Atlantic Canadian Baked Beans
Ingredients1 lb dried Jacob’s cattle, soldier, (454 g) or yellow-eye beans
2 oz salt pork or bacon, diced (60 g)
2 tsp dried mustard (10 mL)
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar (125 mL)
2/3 cup molasses (150 mL)
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (1 mL)
1 cup water (250 mL)
1 medium onion, quartered 1
1 tsp vinegar (5 mL)
1 tsp salt (5 mL)
Cook beans. Place cooked beans into a crock pot or large casserole dish. Gently stir salt pork or bacon into the beans. Combine mustard, brown sugar, molasses and pepper; pour over beans in crock and stir gently to mix.
Add just enough water to cover, about 1 cup. Gently push quartered onion into the beans. (Do not add vinegar or salt at this time, or beans will not soften.)
Cover, and bake in a 300°F (150°C) oven for 4 to 6 hours, until done to desired consistency, adding a little boiling water if beans appear to dry out. Remove cover, stir in vinegar and salt, and cook for 1 more hour, without adding water.
Makes 6 servings.