Baked Beans

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The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 1 qt. navy beans
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ lb. fat salt pork or
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • lbs. brisket of beef
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon mustard
  • 1 cup boiling water


Wash, pick beans over, cover with cold water and let soak over night. In the morning cover with fresh water, heat slowly and let cook just below the boiling point until the skins burst, which is best determined by taking a few on the tip of the spoon and blowing over them; if done, the skins will burst. When done, drain beans and put in pot with the brisket of beef. If pork is used scald it, cut through rind in ½ in. strips, bury in beans, leaving rind exposed. Mix mustard, salt, sugar, molasses and water, and pour over beans and add enough more water to cover them. Cover pot and bake slowly six or eight hours. Uncover pot the last hour so that pork will brown and crisp.