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Boston Baked Beans Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 25 mins
Servings 12


  • 1 pound dried Navy beans
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces diced salt pork
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 2-3 cups hot water


  • Rinse and sort beans. Cover with 6-8 cups of water in large pot and soak overnight or at least 6-8 hours. Drain and rinse beans before using.
  • In a large cast iron pot, cook salt pork in oil over medium heat until rendered. Add onion and cook until tender and translucent. Add molasses, tomato juice, mustard, sugar, and garlic. Mix well. Add beans, then add enough water to cover beans with 1 inch of water, about 2 cups.
  • Bring beans to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and bake for 2-1/2 to 3 hours at 325 degrees or until beans are soft and the sauce is reduced to a thick liquid. Check the beans every hour. If beans become dry, add additional water.
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