Maple syrup gives these beans a touch of sweetness and added New England flavor. Use a large crock pot, and you'll be able to serve six to eight with this recipe. Based on our experience, you can expect your guests to ask to take leftovers home!
Yield: Serves six to eight.
- 2 pounds of navy beans
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 3 cloves garlic, diced into small pieces
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1/2 pound salt pork
Cut salt pork into thin strips and brown in a frying pan, then cut into pieces.
Mix all ingredients in a large crock pot. Keep Boston Baked Beans cooking on a low heat setting for 10 to 12 hours. Be patient: The sauce will thicken at the 8 or 9 hour mark.