Maine Baked Beans


2 lbs. of State of Maine Dry Beans (any variety)

1/2 Salt Pork

1/4 C Sugar

1/2 – 2/3 C Molasses

2 tsp. Dry Mustard

1/2 tsp. Pepper

Dash of Salt

1 Medium Onion (optional)


Pick over the beans and soak them overnight in cold water.  In the morning, parboil the beans in fresh water until the skins crack when blown upon.  If an onion is used, cut in quarters and put in the bottom of bean pot.  Drain and add the parboiled beans.  Cut through the rind of the salt pork to a depth of 1/2 inch, and place the pork on top of the beans.  Mix the sugar, molasses, mustard, pepper and salt with 1 pint of fresh boiling water.  Pour this over the beans and pork.  If necessary, add more boiling water to cover.

Bake at 300° F for 6 hours or more, adding more boiling water as the beans cook.  Serve and enjoy!



  1. Can I cook them in a Crock-Pot.

  2. Yes you can, here is a sample recipe for baked beans! Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe

  3. Will you ship to Arizona ?

  4. Yes, we can ship our beans to Arizona. If you visit the store section of our website you can select your beans and preferred shipping method. Thanks for your interest, we hope you enjoy them!

  5. Could you give me an estimated time range for how long it takes for pre-soaked beans to parboil until the skins crack when blown upon?
    I’m an Aroostook County who didn’t grow up in a bean making household. 🙂

  6. Today I’m trying this recipe on my smoker. I just had to decide on lid or no lid

  7. Can I got Yellow Eye Beans shipped to Florida? I am from Maine and have lived in Florida for 3 yes. Can’t buy any Yellow Eye down here at all. Why are they not available down here.

  8. I hope you enjoyed it!

  9. Hi Thomas,
    Thank you for your interest in our beans. You may purchase 2lb. bags or 50lb. bags through our online store, and we will ship them directly to you in Florida. Here’s the link to start your order


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