Jean’s (Baked) Beans

Jean’s (Baked) Beans

1 lb. beans
1 head garlic, crushed
1/2 lb. salt pork, cut in half
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup molasses
1/2 t ginger
1 t dry mustard
1 t pepper
1 t salt

1. Soak beans for no more than four hours. Boil beans with 2 cloves of the garlic until tender. Save the cooking “liquor.”

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place half of the salt pork at the bottom of the pot.

3. Add beans along with their cooking liquor, sugar, molasses, ginger, mustard, pepper and salt. Top with remaining salt pork.

4. Bake for 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Let beans rest for at least a half an hour before serving.

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