boston baked beans..

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c oo ki e

Mar 10, 2005
this is well worth the time to try. delicious.


500g/1lb 2oz white haricot beans, dried
400g/14oz piece pork belly
50g/2oz soft brown sugar
45g/3 tbsp black treacle
1 tbsp English mustard (made from powder)
4 cloves
8-10 pickling onions (or 2-3 small onions)
fresh ground black pepper


1. Soak the beans overnight in plenty of fresh cold water.
2. Preheat the oven to 140C/275F/Gas 1.
3. Drain and rinse, then put in a heavy, ovenproof pan or casserole, with fresh water to cover the beans by about 5cm/2in. Bring to the boil and boil hard for at least 10 minutes. Lower the heat to get a gentle simmer, cover with the pan lid, and simmer for about one hour until the beans are tender but not completely soft. Remove from the heat.
4. Cut the pork belly in large 5cm/2in cubes, leaving the rind on and add to the beans. Stir in the brown sugar, black treacle and mustard.
5. Press the cloves into an onion and add, with the extra onions, to the pot. Season with pepper, but no salt at this stage. If necessary, add a little hot water so that the beans are covered.
6. Replace the lid on the casserole. Bake the beans into the oven to bake for about three hours. Then remove the lid and dragging some of the pork chunks to the top. Return, uncovered, to the oven, for a further hour. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
7. Serve on it's own, with crusty bread (or on toast), as a snack or light meal.
8. The baked beans will keep in the fridge, in a sealed jar or tupperware container, for two weeks.

best regards.[:T]

a tried and tested hugh fearnley recipe.
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miserable old ....
Feb 22, 2008
If you want to try what Baked beans used to taste can use Cookie's recipe but just drain the sauce off a tin of baked beans and bake them in this sauce. Personally I'd not use the cloves or onions and I often crumble a tin of corned beef in too.

This is the food that got the wagon trains across the West, because it was made from dried and preserved's the reason people associate cowboys with baked beans.

Heinz Baked Beans in the UK had a piece of smoked pork belly in right up to 1939.


Regular member
May 15, 2005
yep done this before .. loved it .
add some tom puree maybee a table spoon.


'Wot's geet Wilf?
Sep 26, 2009
Mods,that Cookie is at it again.He'll have 'em all going now.On a Sunday too.
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