New England Baked Beans
Traditional comfort food goodness from New England. Go traditional with slow and low oven baking or use your crockpot and let it simmer all day.
yellow-eyed or pea beans
Cover beans with water, bring to boil, and boil for 2 minutes.
Cover and let stand for 1 hour; then cook until tender.
Drain, reserving liquid. Put beans in an oven safe pot or your slow cooker crockpot.
Cut through the salt pork every ½ inch, making cuts 1 inch deep.
Bury the salt pork in the beans, leaving rind exposed so it gets all caramelized and crusty.
Mix 1 cup liquid and remaining ingredients; pour over beans. Add enough liquid to cover beans.
Cover; bake in pre-heated slow oven (300℉ (150℃).) for 6 to 8 hours.
Or cook on low setting of your slow cooker/crockpot for 6 to 8 hours.
Uncover pot during the last hour. (If using a crockpot turn it to high for the last hour, uncovered).