Boston Baked Beans in Bean Pot
Soak beans overnight.
In the morning, preheat oven to 325℉ (160℃).
Place the baking soda in a Dutch oven and fill half way with water.
Bring to a boil and add the beans.
Boil for 10 minutes. Drain beans in a colander and run cold water through them.
Dice the salt pork into 1-inch squares.
Put half of the salt pork on the bottom of the bean pot, along with the onion.
Put beans in the pot. Put the remaining salt pork on top of the beans.
Mix the sugar, molasses, mustard, salt and pepper with 3 cups of hot water and pour over the beans.
Cover pot with lid and place the pot into the preheated oven.
Bake for 6 hours. Check pot periodically to check the amount of liquid.
Add water to the beans slowly as needed to keep them moist; do not flood them.
Remove the pot from the oven and serve.