4 cups Navy, Pea or Yellow-eyed beans
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cups Vermont Maple Syrup
3/4 cup sliced onion
2 1/2 Tbs dry mustard
3/4 cup molasses or brown sugar
1/4 cup tomato or chili sauce
1/4 lb. salt pork or smoked bacon
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place beans and baking soda in large pot. Cover with enough water to allow beans to expand. Soak at least 8 hours, drain, and add fresh water.
2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until skins begin to flake when touched (40 min). Drain.
3. Combine beans and remaining ingredients in bean pot or deep dish casserole. Add water to barely cover. Bake 4 hours.