2 cups dried beans
1/2 lb salt pork or bacon cut in small pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup New Brunswick Maple Syrup
2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
Cover beans with cold water and let soak overnight. In morning, add more water and cook over low heat until the skins break if you blow on then (about 2 hours). Check frequently to ensure they do not go dry.
Drain the beans, reserving the liquid.
Alternate layers of beans, pork and onion in a crockpot.
Mix remaining ingredients with 2 cups of bean liquid. Pour mixture over the beans, cover crockpot and bake at 300F for 5-6 hours.
Halfway through, check consistency. Add more water or bean liquid if they appear dry. Uncover for last hour to brown nicely.
From the kitchen of Deborah Carr
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