Mother's Baked Beans Recipe

Ingredients for Mother's Baked Beans Recipe

  • 1 qt. Navy beans
  • ½ lb. salt pork
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon molasses


  1. Wash and pick the beans over and soak overnight.
  2. In the morning drain, cover with cold water; bring slowly to the boiling point and parboil for half an hour.
  3. To test, take up a spoonful and blow on them, if the skin curls back they are done.
  4. Drain in colander; place in a two-quart earthen bean pot a layer of the beans, then add the salt pork, which has been previously washed, and gashed across the top; fill the pot up with the beans.
  5. Dissolve the seasonings and molasses in a cup of hot water, pour over the beans, then fill the pot with hot water, cover and bake from six to eight hours, renewing the water as it cooks away until nearly done, then let the water cook away.
Mother's Baked Beans Recipe