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Old Fashioned Baked Beans

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A staple in Nova Scotian homes for generations.













Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber


453.6 g white beans
2.5 ml baking soda
1 medium onions
226.8 g salt pork
or bacon
79 ml brown sugar
118 ml molasses
10 ml dry mustard
2.5 ml salt


Soak beans overnight, well covered with cold water.

Pour off soaking water and pick over beans to remove any bad ones, or debris.

Put beans in a pot.

Cover with fresh cold water and add 1 teaspoon baking soda.

Bring to a boil and cook until skins of beans crack when you take one out on a spoon and blow on it.

Cut onion in quarters and put in bottom of a bean crock or large casserole.

Add the partially cooked beans.

Put cut up salt pork or bacon on top.

Combine brown sugar, molasses, mustard and salt with 1½ cups boiling water.

Pour over the beans.

Add more boiling water, if needed, to come just to the top of the beans.

Add more boiling water as needed during baking time (after 2 & 4 hours add until its to the top of beans again)

Bake, covered, at 300℉ (150℃) for 6 hours, or until beans are tender.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 7 years ago

Looks yummy, and the recipe sounds so easy too!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 121g (4.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 34661% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 36%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 597mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 9% Iron 16%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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