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Maine Baked Beans

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“During the summer the United Methodist Mission where my husband works holds weekly Potluck suppers for the work groups that come from all over the United States to rehab housing for the elderly and handicapped people of Northern Franklin County in Maine. I have made these beans for years and never bring more than a couple of spoon fulls home.”
8hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick over the beans and soak them overnight in cold water.
  2. In the morning drain and then boil them in fresh water until the skins crack when blown upon.
  3. Quarter the onion and place in the bottom of Crock pot.
  4. Add the beans.
  5. Cut through the rind of the salt pork and place pork on top of the beans.
  6. Mix the sugar, molasses, mustard and pepper with 1 pint of boiling water.
  7. Pour this over the beans. Add more water to almost cover beans.
  8. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or if pressed for time, turn on high for a while and then turn down to low until done.

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