Auntie betty's baked beans

Yield: 20 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 pounds Navy beans, Northern
1 tablespoon Baking soda
1 tablespoon Salt
1 Jar (16 oz) Karo Blue Label syrup, looks like molasses
½ pounds Brown sugar
2 Bottle (14 oz) ketchup
1 pounds Salt pork, sliced (up to 2)
6 larges Maui onion, diced

Wash beans; soak overnight in a large bowl with plenty of water. Next day drain; place beans in a large pot in fresh water and bring to a boiling point. Add 1 tablespoon baking soda. Stir for a few minutes. Drain in colander. Rinse pot and return beans to pot with fresh water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until tender. Add 1 tablespoon salt and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Drain; retain water. In a large casserole mix beans, Karo syrup, brown sugar, ketchup, sliced salt pork and diced Maui onions. Bake in slow oven (275-300 degrees) for about 3 hours - or longer. Add retained water, as needed. Absolutely fabulous beans! Me ke aloha, Mary

NOTES : E hele mai oukou e ai! (Come and eat!) Recipe by: Betty Sullivan Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by MarySpero@... (MS MARY E SPERO) on 8 Ju, l 1997

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