Old Fashioned Baked Beans

4 cups dry white beans, pinto beans or beans of choice.
3 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. brown sugar or sucanat
1/2 cup molasses
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 Tbsp. chopped onions
2 cups boiling water
1/2 pound piece of salt pork

Wash beans. Cover with water and soak overnight, or cover with boiling water and soak 4-5 hours. Drain, cover with a large amount of boiling salted water; boil slowly for 1 hour. Drain, combine salt, sugar, molasses, bay leaf, mustard, onion and water and add to beans. Pour into bean pot or crockpot. Score rind of pork and press into beans, leaving the rind exposed. Cover beans with additional water (boiling) and bake in 300F oven for 4 hours.


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