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old fashioned baked beans

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

The perfect accompaniment to potato salad!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine All-American
Keyword baked beans, beans, great northern beans
Servings 12 servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • 2 cups dried great northern beans
  • water to cover beans
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 pound salt pork
  • 3 tablespoons dark molasses
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper


  • Sort beans, place in a large bowl, cover with water, let stand overnight.
  • Drain beans; cover beans with clean water. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to water. Bring beans and water to a boil; reduce heat, simmer for one hour or until beans are tender. Drain, reserving water.
  • In a medium bean pot, add beans and salt pork. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over beans in bean pot, adding enough reserved water to cover beans.
  • Cover bean pot with a tight fitting lid. Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours or until beans are tender and sauce is thick.