Baked Beans ~ Louise Silloway

Soak one quart soldier beans overnight. Rinse off and add water to cover. Boil up well, until skin of bean cracks when blown on. Drain. Make syrup of

2 cups dark maple syrup

½ t. ginger

¼ t. black pepper

1 t. dry mustard

2 t. salt

Slice one onion and place in bottom of bean pot, or casserole dish. Alternate beans with syrup, then add enough water to fill pot. If desired, slice ¼ pound salt pork and place on top of beans. Cover and bake in 300 degree oven, 6 – 8 hours. Add more water is necessary to keep beans from being too dry.

I always multiply this recipe, as the beans feed a big crowd, and also freeze well. Ten pounds of dry beans fill my big turkey roaster!