Baked Beans Boston Style


1 pound small white beans (navy beans, etc)
1 teaspoon baking soda

1-2 pounds pork, ribs, sausage, or 1 pound salt pork
2 large whole onion
2 tablespoons molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp dry mustard
1 tablespoon salt
1 tsp black pepper

Soak beans in 2 quarts of water over night
Parboil beans and baking soda for 10 minutes. Skim off crud with slotted spoon.
Rinse beans with cold water and drain
In a ceramic bean pot or tight fitting casserole add enough boiling water to almost cover beans, don’t add too much or beans will be too soupy.

Add water while cooking if necessary to keep beans moist.
Bake at 300° for 3 hrs
Makes 5 full portions