• 1 pound (2 cups) Navy beans, sorted and washed
  • 1/2 pound side pork (rind removed,) diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup catsup, or to taste
  • salt to taste


  1. Place beans in a medium-size kettle, cover with water, and soak for 2 hours.
  2. Drain beans.
  3. Add enough fresh water to cover.
  4. Cover kettle, bring to a boil, then simmer until beans are tender (approximately 45 minutes.)
  5. Do not drain.
  6. Mix in remaining ingredients. Then place entire contents of kettle in oven-proof bean pot with lid.
  7. Bake in bean pot at 350°F for 3 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed.

Servings per recipe: 4 to 6

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